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If I had a million dollarsPosted Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 3:04 PM
We have all received those emails that say that good fortune will come to you if you send the message on to like a hundred people. I usually obey the command. While I believe in one God, I feel that if there is an email guardian angel looking over me and keeping track of who has forwarded messages on and is there to pass out rewards, then I don't want to be left out.
I don't know about you, but I have not become rich or even received a morsel of the profits I was told would come my way if I sent the messages on.
Kind of frustrating, isn't it?
I could really use some extra money (who couldn't?)
If I had an overabundance of money, I would share it with many.
It makes me angry that all those sports stars, musicians, actors and actresses have a butt load of money and continue to make more with each appearance they make.
Perhaps some of them make donations but my guess is they don't have to worry about receiving an overdraft because their accounts are well-padded.
There are so many individuals and organizations that could benefit if the group of them - those multimillionaires - would donate a small portion of what they have into a fund to help those Americans that are suffering financially, those who have had to give up their homes and living on the streets. I would if I were in that classification.
Of course, there would be money to buy a few things that I didn't really need.
One of my favorite silly songs is by a group with the odd name, "Bare Naked Ladies" who talks about what they would do with a million dollars.
"I'd buy you a house, I'd buy you furniture for your house (Maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman).
I'd build a tree fort in our yard, you could help, it wouldn't be that hard, Maybe we could put put a little tiny fridge in there somewhere and we could just go up there and hang out like open the fridge and stuff, and there'd be foods laid out for us. I'd buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that's cruel). I'd buy you an exotic pet like a llama or an emu.
We wouldn't have to walk to the store if I Had $1,000,000, we'd take a limousine 'cause it costs more. We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner but we would eat Kraft Dinner. Of course we would, we'd just eat more. And buy really expensive ketchup with it.
I'd buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel) and I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)"
The song concludes that if they had a million dollars they could buy love. Hmmm. I already have that.
Having that much money could make a difference in anyone's life but I would not let it ever change me except for the better. I probably will continue to forward those emails, just in case.
Lorri Glawe is a reporter for the Pilot Tribune in Storm Lake.