Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Unscientific Redistribution Experiment

I thought I'd share this little story I got this morning. As much as I'd like to go off on a political rampage here, I would rather keep it lighthearted - but not for "political correctness". There is no doubt of my support for McCain and strong dislike of Obama. The scary truth is this little "experiment" might just become the norm very soon if we're not careful who we elect to run this country. Read below:

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 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.



  1. You go girl!!!!!!!! Good for you! Donnie and I are going out tonight for dinner after we vote, I'm gonna share what you did and see if he'll want to do the same! I love it!!!!! There may not be a homeless guy right outside the restaurant, but we have them in town. Love it, good for you! I can't wait to vote and I'm praying that the right guy wins and if he doesn't then... I'm praying real hard that we as Christians are shown grace amidst the storm ahead!

  2. Okay, so maybe that wasn't you that did that??? if not, you should try it, I'm still gonna tell Donnie and he just might try it! Anyway... good for you for sharing it, either way! Love ya!

  3. nope, wasn't me... But I would have LOVED to do it! You should see if the situation is right tonight!! :) Well, as long as your waiter/waitress is an Obama voter! LOL Maybe you are more deserving than he is for the tip!! :P


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