The $100 Bill

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by Terry_P, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    It's a slow day in a little East Texas town.. The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.. On this particular day a rich tourist from back east is driving through town.

    He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

    As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

    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 at the supplier of feed and fuel.

    The guy at the Farmer's 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 to offer her "services" on credit.

    The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

    The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

    At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill , states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

    No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

    However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is conducting business today.
  2. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Actually, the hotel owner is still out money. The money the hooker paid him, he gave back instead of putting it in the till.

    Moral of the story? The low guy on the stack gets the short end of the stick. Somebody always gets stuck.


  3. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Actually thats not true.

    Before the guy effectively loaned him the $100 his balance sheet showed a receivable from the hooker and a payable to the butcher. Once the guy took his loan back he had neither so he is in the same place.
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth

    We can rest assured that at least one of'em got screwed !:D
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