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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A Parable

I asked a friend's daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up.

She said she wanted to be Prime Minister some day.

Both her parents, Labour supporters, were standing there, so I asked her, "If you were Prime Minister what would be the first thing you would do?"

She replied, "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people."

Her parents beamed, and said, "Welcome to the Labour Party!"

"Wow...what a worthy goal!" I told her.

I continued, "But you don't have to wait until you're Prime Minister to do that. You can come over to my house, mow the lawn, pull weeds, sweep my drive and I'll pay you £25.”

“Then I'll take you over to the shop where the homeless guy sits outside. You can give him the £25 to use toward food."

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work and you can just pay him the £25?"

I smiled and said, "Welcome to the Conservative Party."

Her parents still aren't speaking to me...........


  1. Rather sadly, I feel you just hit the nail on the head...

  2. "Her parents still aren't speaking to me" ...........

    And I'll bet you're really gutted about that FE .. Eh ?

  3. Superb FE. They don't get it do they?


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