2/27/2008

I Would Make A Great Rich Person...

This is the Rockefeller family.
The descendants of John D., the first billionaire.
They are considered one of the wealthiest American dynasties.
These are people who might use the word "summer" as a verb.

I think I would make a great rich person. I've never had a lot of money, but I'm pretty sure if I did, I wouldn't be a dick about it. I know everyone says it, but I'd honestly give a lot of it away - anonymously. Sure, I'd do a few things for myself, like put a new roof on my house and get some dental work done, but I wouldn't buy fancy cars or clothes or yachts. I'd spend 4 to 6 months a year donating my labor to some philanthropy like Habitat For Humanity. I'd use my wealth to support the arts and those who want to be creative.

If I ever do become rich, I promise to always pick up the check and always leave a big tip, even if the service sucks. I promise to give money to any homeless person I encounter and I won't judge them if they spend it on liquor or drugs. I promise to put change in any parking meter that's about to expire. I promise to give any exonerated prisoner something they've always wanted. I promise to never complain about paying a lot of taxes. Mostly, I promise to never be corrupted or jaded by wealth.

And I promise to take you all on a nice trip somewhere. Where should we go?

6 comments:

SkylersDad said...

I promise that if you ever get rich I wouldn't complain about getting a lot of your money!

BeckEye said...

I've always wanted to use "summer" as a verb. But I think when you have that much money, it's pronounced "summah."

Frank Sirmarco said...

Would you at least get diamond-studded dental work?

vikkitikkitavi said...

We should buy our own island in the Mediterranean, and call it "Blogger Island," and Chris should form a trust to help bloggers around the world get away from their computers and get a little sun, for pete's sake.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Yeah, only Megan couldn't live there because SHE DOESN'T BLOG ANYMORE!
:-(

Anonymous said...

No, No, No...
What are you...some kind of liberal?
-J