Hey, government… how’s it hangin’?
For the record: If you had asked nicely, I would have handed over a portion of my bonus without complaint. Just to help you out. That’s just the kind of person I am. Say, 10 percent… no, make it 15. You’ve been pretty good to me this past year and I know you’ll be there if my health starts failing.
But 50%?! Come on, government … let’s be realistic. That’s my pat on the back. That’s my “good job” from my employer. That’s my thank you gift from … er… hmm… wait just a doggone minute! Come to think of it, why should you see any of that money at all?!
Oh. Yes. Yes, you’re right. I really should think of others. After all, I am supporting all of those people that are abusing the system. Oh listen!… did you hear that? It’s the cry of another baby born! His six brothers and sisters are going to be so happy to meet him! Let’s send them a baby gift. I know, how about my bonus cheque?! It’s fresh in the account, right at the top of the pile… hell, let’s send them more money every month. For the hell of it.
Since we’re helping others and while
my that money is fresh at the top, you could fix the road in my town too. It really is a mess. But that’s just a suggestion… I wouldn’t dream of telling you what to do with my that money.
I guess I should just say ‘you’re welcome’. It really is as much a gift to you as it is to me, isn’t it? I hope you do good things with your half of
my that money.
p.s. You will be there for me if my health fails … right?