Fifty Dollars

Discussion in 'Lighten UPS' started by mattwtrs, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member


    I recently asked my friend's little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day.

    Both of her parents, liberal Democrats,were standing there, so I asked her,'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?' She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.'

    Her parents beamed.

    'Wow! What a worthy goal.' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.'

    She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, 'Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?'

    I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.'

    Her parents still aren't speaking to me.
  2. Box_Junkie

    Box_Junkie Member

    .....PRICELESS..... I will be passing this story on.
  3. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    :happy-very: Gee, for some reason I love it. :wink2:
  4. myback

    myback Member

  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Matt, you sure can learn fast who your friends are, huh? That was funny.:happy-very:
  6. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    So simple...addressing self responsibility.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Simple, yes, but I fear that a lot of us need a refresher course.
  8. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Amen to that! :wink2:
  9. mlhradio

    mlhradio New Member

    Cute story, although it's been floating around on the internet for a couple weeks now. You might want to credit the person who made it up in the first place, or at least let people know where it came from.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Worst Mod Ever Staff Member

    Actually in one form or another for over 25 years and maybe before that.

    Wouldn't have a clue who to credit.

    Still enjoyed it.