Army of Mom

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10.24.2008

Spreading the Wealth

Hat tip to the dad of one of Hot Rod's friends for sending this to me:

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy 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 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 $5 and told him to thank the server inside as I've 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.

P.S. This is Army of Mom again. I have determined that I now know how Democrats felt in the 2004 election. They weren't fired up for John Kerry, but they hated President Bush. I'm not fired up about John McCain, but I really don't like BO's socialist views. Hard to believe I'm relating to the Dems, but I am. Just my two cents again people, be careful what you wish for.

2 Comments:

  • At 1:39 PM, October 24, 2008, Anonymous Rachel said…

    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.

    Not just good, GRRREAAT one.
    If this happens a few more (thousand) times, maybe the O-bots will get the hint.

     
  • At 8:55 PM, October 25, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    Nothing like driving a point home in a very personal way.
    I hope this has given the server second thoughts. Likely not, but we can still hope.
    Kudos to Hot Rod's friend's dad!

     

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