Thursday, November 18, 2004

New Fad: Hoarding the Cash

You know what I've noticed? This past week there has been a lot of news stories about hoarding money. On each of the last four days in fact, I have come across a story about money being hoarded. It's enough to make me think that there's some sort of impending financial doom looming on the horizon. If there wasn't, why would an Ohio couple have spent the past 30+ years hourding pennies, over $10,000 worth? Old people are wise, right? Of course, ten grand ain't gonna get you too far in today's world, so maybe they're not that wise after all. Maybe they're just kinda kooky.

Speaking of kooky, a prison administrator in Kentucky spent an unknown period of time collecting random payments in his desk drawer, totaling $377,000. Now that's more like it. Except that he supposedly wasn't doing it on purpose, and he never got to use the money. Oh well.

Even the beavers are getting in on the action though. Apparently a couple of beavers stole $75,000 from a casino, then stashed it away in their dam. Unfortunately for them, they also got caught. Although I think just about any banker or store clerk would have been a bit suspicious when a beaver walked with a huge sack of cash.

Lastly, everybody's favorite losing presidential candidate John Kerry wins the hoarding prize, having stowed away 15 million "leftover" dollars from his campaign. Seems he's saving up for his next try. Incidentally, that seems to have upset some Democrats. They would like to have used that money to buy some smaller elections. And I quote:
"Democrats are questioning why he sat on so much money that could have helped him defeat George Bush or helped down-ballot races, many of which could have gone our way with a few more million dollars," said Donna Brazile, campaign manager for Al Gore's 2000 presidential race.
Now, maybe it's not what she meant to say, but it sure reads to me like they think "down-ballot races" could have been simply bought with John Kerry's money.

Anyway, so as not to end this post on a political note, I would just like to again reassert that very soon we will all suffer CRUSHING FINANCIAL RUIN. You had better start saving those pennies.


Blogger promd8 said...

This is a great read: its hilarious. I think the only thing funnier is the image of me laughing out loud alone at my computer. Thank you, well done.

11:21 AM, November 19, 2004  

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