09 January 2010

Saturday Satire - Politicians

I asked my friend's little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be Prime Minister some day.

Both her parents, Labour supporters, were standing there, so I asked her, "If you were Prime Minister what would be the first thing you would do?"

She replied, "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people."

Her parents beamed, and said, "Welcome to the Labour Party!"

"Wow...what a worthy goal!" I told her. I continued, "But you don't have to wait until you're Prime Minister to do that. You can come over to my house, mow the lawn, pull weeds, sweep my drive and I'll pay you £25. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out. You can give him the £25 to use toward food."

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work and you can just pay him the £25?"

I smiled and said, "Welcome to the Conservative Party."

Her parents still aren't speaking to me.

5 comments:

Kippers Dickie said...

"Many a true word spoken in jest"

dickiebo said...

I like it! So much so that I have featured you as my 'Guest Post' today. Hope you don't mind!

Millennium Housewife said...

Very Funny Herbie, not sure where i stand on that...

Janet said...

Great story. (And I know you're aware that homelessness doesn't break down that simply. The Mountain Man works with the homeless all the time, and many of them have full-time jobs.)

Hogday said...

Nice one!