Tuesday, March 02, 2010
How the US is doing Business Today!
I usually don't read email forwards and even if I do, I hardly forward it or do anything with it. I think this is the first time, that a forward has really caught my attention and interested me. To the extent of sharing it on my blog! This is such a brilliant picture of the US economy.
It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea . It is
raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times,
everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.
He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception
counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his
debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the
The pig farmer takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to
the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay
his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her
"services" on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro
note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when
she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter
so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms,
and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of
the rooms, and leaves town.
No one earned anything. No one produced anything. However, the
whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot
of optimism.... .
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government
is doing business today.
So true isn't it? Comments people!
Posted by Kumaran at 1:57 PM