Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hole in the bucket

Today I went to work with a pertinent, burning question on my mind. "Jonathan, can you explain to me why the city employees are out watering flowers today, when it poured all day yesterday?" I asked my co-worker, referring to yesterday's precipitation of biblical proportions.

Jonathan was ready with a logical answer. "Because they're paid to. But," he asked, "can you explain to me why they were watering flowers yesterday, in the rain?"


  1. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Wait till you become a full-fledged tax payer. The thought of 30% or more of your income going to usesless pursuits like watering flowers in the rain will overthrow your mind. Don't even look at the military: waste central.

  2. Hey Anon- I don't know if you're from the Cold Lake area, but I've grew up next door to one of the largest military bases in Canada my whole life. It's kind of hard not to notice that.

    And, out of curiousity, how does one become a full-fledged taxpayer? (Granted: I currently do not pay property taxes.)

  3. Anonymous5:23 PM

    You become a full-fledged tax payer when you pay non-refundable income tax (ie when you stop being a student) and spend, spend, spend.