Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Differences in philosophy

Fresh off the wire:

I asked my friend's little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up.

She said she wanted to be Prime Minister of New Zealand some day.

Both of her parents, Labour supporters, were standing there, so I asked

"If you were Prime Minister 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, and said, "Welcome to the Labour Party!"

"Wow...what a worthy goal!" I told her.

I continued, "But you don't have to wait until you're Prime Minister to
do that. You can come over to my house, 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. 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 smiled and said, "Welcome to the National Party."

Her parents still aren't speaking to me.

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