Quotable quotes: Obama Economics, spread the wealth

33985. Thanks Obama by onedoor
10/24/08 14:34 ET

Yesterday 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 $10 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 deserved money more.

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

Comments (1)

denise
Said this on 4-10-2010 At 06:19 pm

Funny that I ran into this particular blog while searching for something related.

You should go back to this restaurant and see if they're still opened?

Or cut back staff, is the waiter still there? Homeless guy?  I gave similiar advice to one of my servers. I warned, her that, if he did win the grand prize this cafe would be questionable by 2010.

Low and behold after 18 years of being a strong hold in our community, we could very easily close our doors.
Those who don't understand the ramifications of what they're being sold, need to read (between the lines as well) the contract they're being asked to sign Off to find what I was looking for,

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