The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic

The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Stimulus Package

 It's a slow day in the small town of Pump-handle and the streets are  

 deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is  

living on credit.


 A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel,  

 and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms  


 As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs  

 next door to pay his debt to the butcher. 

 (Stay with this.....and pay attention) 


 The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his

debt to the pig farmer. 


The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his  

 supplier, the Co-op. 


The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the  

 local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had too,  

 offer her "services" on credit. ( And she be sooooo nice )


 The hooker (Sweet Sarah Jane ) rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the  

 hotel owner. (Almost done...keep reading) 

 The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the  

 traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes  

 down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up  

 the $100 bill and leaves. 


 No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole  

 town now thinks that they are out of debt and there is a false  

 atmosphere of optimism and glee. 


And that, my friends, is how a "stimulus package" works!



1 comment:

  1. I read this to my conservative mother and she laughed so hard her teeth came out.