The Obama Experiment

Obama Experiment
Given the opportunity I may try this…

Today on my way to lunch with my 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” button. Once again I laughed as he had given away his political preference… just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I paid cash but 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 decided he (the homeless guy) could use the money more than him (the server). The homeless guy was happy… and I felt like a successful politician.

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 recipient clearly needed money more than him.

I guess redistribution of wealth is easier to swallow in concept than in practical application.

4 thoughts on “The Obama Experiment

  1. Awesome post. That’s just too funny. I’m as anxious as you to just get this silly election over with. My vote has been cast, now let’s see what happens.

  2. Someone called into the Heidi Harris show and told this story, but she made it sound like it was someone she knows. Interesting.

    Anyway, it really illustrates the point well. Thanks!

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