Friday, June 5, 2015
And I've been thinking of an old vaudeville joke which goes like this:
-- A man goes up to a woman and says out of the blue, 'If I give you $10 million, will you right now go have sex with me in the back of my car?' to which the woman replies after initial shock 'For $10 million, sure'
The man then says, 'Will you have sex with me for $20?' to which the woman aghast replies 'What kind of woman do you think I am?!'
His reply: 'I know what type of woman you are.. We're just now negotiating price.'
People have a price to which they can be bought or 'owned' or changed
Now of course there are exceptions to the rule based on what exactly one is asking another to do, and how fervent their belief system is.
For instance, one person might choose to never ever convert to Islam and live the sincere life of a Muslim, not for a Million-Billion-Trillion dollars and would rather die.
Another person, the asking price might be $250k.
And if you disagree then you really do not understand the concept of the employer-employee relationship..
* 'Jill, I'm sorry but I need you to postpone your vacation and come in next week including Saturday so the project can be completed'..
* 'Billy, someone threw up in the men's room.. please go get a mop and clean up the mess (since I am paying you $8.25/hr)'...
* 'Anne, our dress code for work is a blue polo shirt (the official shirt of business casual conformity), white slacks and black sneakers'...
How much money would it take for you to agree to:
-- Have your head shaved.. Remember, hair grows back.. $10? $100? $10,000? More?
-- Take a whipped creme pie to the face while the act is being recorded with a camera phone..
-- Get a permanent tattoo on your arm of a patriotic symbol i.e. eagle, flag, etc.. This is assuming you've never had a tattoo before
-- Stay awake for 40 hours with no napping or momentary dozing periods in-between..
-- Live a life with no television in the home..
-- Work for a corporation that could decide to send you at a moment's notice to another branch in a different part of the country and you were expected to Immediately go and start working in the new area (like pro sports athletes are expected)..
-- Vote during a National Election for the Presidential candidate of the Opposite party you are affiliated with and disagree completely with..
You could have hobbies and interests like reading or travelling but if you do any physical or intellectual labor of any kind for another, it has to be done for free.. How much money would it take? (senior citizens' answers do not count)
-- Relocate with your immediate family (lover/spouse &children but not parents, siblings) to another country of your choosing but the move is to be permanent and you'd never step foot in the US ever again..
*Whatever your asking price is, it would be converted to the currency of the new nation you permanently reside in i.e. Euros, Pesos, Rubles, etc..
-- To never get married
-- To never have children
-- To never date another person
-- To forever forgo having sex
How much $$ would it take to change you?
Posted by Susquehanna at Friday, June 05, 2015