A cautionary tale


Back when, a group consisting of 10 local men would meet at a local restaurant for breakfast each Saturday morning. When they finished and were ready to depart, they divided the bill based upon what each earned.

Since one of the members made a good deal of money, he ended up paying most of the bill.

This process of meeting for breakfast became a regular event and had gone on for several years until one Saturday the gentleman who was paying for most of the bill suggested they might want to alter the bill allocation process since he felt it was unfair in that most in attendance were dining at his expense.

After some discussion, those benefiting from the process elected to retain the current means of dividing the bill.

The next Saturday only nine members were present and the fellow that made a good deal of money was absent. He elected to spend his time and money elsewhere.

Those who benefit at another's expense should keep this in mind, since this could happen to them as well.

Nat Webb

Walla Walla



tpeacock says...

Nice try Nat, this is just a twist on the Tea Party's attempt at comparing a coffee shop visit by 5 guys of differing wealth, and is just as far off the mark as this twist to the story.

Posted 19 November 2012, 3:46 p.m. Suggest removal

Iopine says...

Sounds exactly like the Obama Administration theories and living life on the wild side on the taxpayer dime!

Posted 19 November 2012, 6:59 p.m. Suggest removal

kfarrens says...

Right on Nat! Why does anyone want to work hard to get ahead only to have it all taken?

Posted 20 November 2012, 8:40 a.m. Suggest removal

Use.Wisdom says...

Or perhaps 10 local men and women meet at a local cafe for breakfast every Saturday morning. 9 of them always order the special with a cup of coffee. Black. It's nothing fancy -- but it is satisfying. One person is accustomed to omelettes in the morning, with a side of fresh fruit, bacon and a slice of ham with his latte. When the bill arrives, they divide it evenly. Just as they've been doing for years.

Only now the 9 are thinking it's time the one starts paying his fair share.

Posted 20 November 2012, 5:45 p.m. Suggest removal

Iopine says...

That's when the omelette man moves his business overseas!

Posted 21 November 2012, 6:26 a.m. Suggest removal

mtnthc says...

Nat, your about as insightful as a brick and apparently are still living in the ultra wealthy's propaganda sphere. Funny, I don't see a mass exodus of wealthy Europeans from their high tax countries to the Cayman Islands. Try support your position with some non-partisan evidence instead of a lame parody.

Posted 23 November 2012, 10:07 a.m. Suggest removal

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