Thursday, October 23, 2008

Food for thought...get ready.

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 Ilaughed as he had given away his political preference--just imaginethe coincidence.When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained tohim that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept.He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going toredistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--thehomeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank theserver inside as I 've decided he could use the money more. Thehomeless 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 earneven though the actual recipient needed money more.I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow inconcept than in practical application.

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