Sunday, March 13, 2011

sign of the times

I've often found humor to be a fairly effective barometer of our society's mood. This joke has been making the rounds via e-mail, and I've seen it several times in the last few weeks.

A union worker, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table.
In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it.
The CEO reaches across the table, takes 11 cookies, looks at the Tea
Partier and says: "Look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."

2 comments:

mcl said...

This was the 'original' version as I got it about 3 weeks ago:

"A unionized public employee, an ill-informed citizen, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it.

The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the ill-informed citizen and says, "Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie."

I like this telling better because it speaks to an 'ill-informed citizen" not just a Tea-Party member. That takes in a much larger swath of the public, which is much more to the point!

Fargo said...

I agree that your version applies to a broader cross section of people. The Tea Party reference pushes people's buttons a little more.