Bill Gates is number one again!
I just heard the headline of the day that Bill just regained his title as the richest man in America.
Seventy-six billion and not only the richest but also along with his spouse, Melinda, are quite the philanthropists.
Here is the official "real wealth" pecking order:
2. The Pope
3. Dysfunctional British Royalty
4. The owner of Dubai
5. Bill Gates
6. Some other rich guys
8. Gay Guys
9. Everyone else on the planet
When I heard the news today that Bill Gates regained his title I was passing by a Dunkin Donuts, one of the few businesses that causes me to irk when I see their “tip jar “for the service provided; wrangling a jelly donut, placing it in a bag and handing the contents to me expecting favor.
Look I am all for the “little-guy”, my heart goes out for those who take lower wages but provide excellent service in order to come close to a possible “living wage”. I tend to over-tip for real service and I wonder just what those in the pecking order would leave in a Dunkin Donuts tip jar for a jelly donut.
God-eternal life (not too shabby) and a Mc Donald’s French fry coupon.
The Pope-The new guy, Frankie, seems to favor the common folk so I would suspect he would leave a shiny quarter. He doesn’t have the same power as his boss, no eternal life, but he could give you a little blessing or a hearty handshake.
Dysfunctional British Royalty-Tip for what? We thought jelly donuts just appeared from the air.
The owner of Dubai-watch closely as he may have his hand in the jar.
Bill Gates-well he has a philanthropic streak. He would probably be very generous. I hear that he has been known to leave thousands for a hamburger, pizza delivery and paperboys and millions for bloggers who suck up and speak very kindly of him (jaygerardtoday.blogspot.com).
Some other rich guys-Nothing. “How do you think we got so rich”
Oprah-Give the entire store-staff a car and trip to Disney world.
Gay Guys-I am not certain they ever eat jelly donuts.
Everyone else on the planet-look away and pretend the jar does not exist.
Me-I would be removing any pennies to make exact change.