Here endeth the first lesson according to JR chapter 1 verse 1.
And on that note.
The $50 Lesson.
I recently asked my fiends little girl, what she wants to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be the President of the United States. Both of her parents, Liberal Democrats, 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.
Wow, what a worthy goal... I told her." " But you don't have to wait until your president to do that. You can come over my house and mow the lawn, pull the weeds, and sweep my driveway, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 towards food and a place to stay."
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 are still not speaking to me.
Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.