A $50 Lesson February 18, 2017Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.
Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up.
She said she wanted to be President someday.
“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, staunch Democrats, beamed with pride!
“Wow . . . what a worthy goal!” I said. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that!”
“What do you mean?” she replied.
“If you come here and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, I’ll pay you $50. Then you can go to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out and give him the $50 to use to buy food.”
She thought that over for a few seconds, then looked me straight in the eye and said, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over here and do the work, and you can pay him the $50?”
I nodded. “Welcome to the Republican Party.”
Her parents aren’t speaking to me anymore.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Source: E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)