Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Redistribution in Practice

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign the read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.

Once in the restaurant, my server had on an "Obama 08" tie. Again I laughed--just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came, I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment, I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient needed money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.


-The Eagle Tribune

5 comments:

SGiles said...

Makes you think...thanks for posting this...

Dad said...

Thanks for being so couragous. You have my vote as the next secretary of commerce.

Saunders III said...

NObama!

Saunders said...

Indeed......god help us all if BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA gets elected.It will be free fall in Washington DC!!

Mad Mike said...

Hmm that gives me an idea for a posting on my blog... but I digress when people talk about re-distributing wealth its usually from the wealthy not your average waiter types...



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