Flimsy Sanity: Soup Lines

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, November 05, 2007

Soup Lines

I always wondered where the women and children were in all the pictures of soup lines during the depression. Didn't they get to eat? This reminds me of an old lawyer joke though you could convert it to a corporate CEO joke:

One afternoon, a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass.

He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"

"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We HAVE TO eat grass."

The lawyer said, "Well, then, you can come with me to my house...and I'll feed you!"

"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree."

"Bring them along," the lawyer replied. Turning to the other poor man, he said, "You come with us, too."

The second man said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!"

"Bring them all!" the lawyer answered......and they jammed into the huge limo.

Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you."
The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it! You'll really love my place......the grass is almost a foot high!"

Check out Barbara's Blog about child slave labor in India.


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