Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A practical application of the "spread the wealth" concept

A friend of mine sent this email to me today. I haven't yet determined if this was actually my friends experience or not, but I love the story so here it is ...

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

Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference -- 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 although he had done a great job, and had worked hard to make my dining experience great, I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

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

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the the one 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 the money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.
I implore you all to embrace the concept. Make it your own. If you're in a similar situation, do Americans a service and engage in a practical application of the concept of wealth redistribution. Teach a leftist / Marxist / Socialist a lesson they won't soon forget.


Shelley said...

That is AWESOME! Loved it, and I will be sharing that! Thanks!

Kirly said...

Hi Shelley! Thanks! The story was related to my friend and was not her personal experience, but it's a great story and we should embrace it. Make it our own.

Lefties want to "spread the wealth"? Fine, that's exactly what I'm going to do.

If, God forbid, BarryHO actually wins (which I do not think will happen), then maybe I'll spend the next four years asking people who they voted for before I give out any tips. oh, you voted for Obama? Ok, then, I'll be redistributing your tip to the next homeless person I see.