Friday, March 14, 2014

The $50.00 Lesson


Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in front 
yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home 
from walking their dog. 

During our friendly conversation, I asked their 12 year old 
daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up.

She said she wanted to be President some day.
Both of her parents who are Socialists 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 with pride!
"Wow!  what a worthy goal!" I said. "But you don't have to wait until you're  President to do that!" I told her.

 "What do you mean?"  she replied.

So I told her, "You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, and I'll pay you  $50.  Then you can go 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  aren't speaking to me, anymore.

12 comments:

Euripides said...

Yep. Common sense doesn't work with liberals. That would require a bit of thought about how the world really works.

Sandee said...

Well at least the parents aren't speaking to you anymore. That's a plus. Bwahahahahahahaha.

Have a fabulous day Odie. ☺

edutcher said...

They get so mad when you do that, don't they?

WomanHonorThyself said...

perfect Woodsty! happy St Pats my friend!...green kisses n huggios!! xoxoxox

Ron Russell said...

Words of wisdom in a world that doesn't appreciate them.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Euripides, so cynical ... goo for you.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, quiet liberals? That would be nice huh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, let's hope so.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

WHT, I love green kisses from pretty ladies ... thank you.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, you noticed.

USA_Admiral said...

Someone just need to start teaching the right lessons.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, exactly.