The Waiter and the Homeless Man

Obama08_tieI received this email from the Don’t Tread on Me! group on Facebook. Good story – thought I would share. 
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 an “Obama ’08” tie, again I laughed–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 the money and told him to thank the server inside as I 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.

Question: How can you make your fellow man (or woman) prosperous?
Answer: There are many ways, but one way NOT to is by living off that fellow man/woman.

 

Direct link to the group: Don’t Tread on Me! (Since 1776)

I have no idea if this is a fictional story, but I liked it.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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