Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Tribute to Dave Ramsey

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.

I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, 'If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?'

'No, I had to stop drinking years ago', the homeless woman told me.

'Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?' I asked.

'No, I don't waste time shopping,' the homeless woman said. 'I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.'

'Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?' I asked.

'Are you NUTS !' replied the homeless woman. 'I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!'

'Well,' I said, 'I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.'

The homeless Woman was shocked. 'Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.'

I said, 'That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.'

** NOTE: I really am thank ful to Dave Ramsey and have no fear of being homeless.


Deedee said...


PS - that soup WAS to die for! I need bigger jeans! LOL! Hubby declared it a once a year meal!

femminismo said...

You know, I thought this was a pretty good story until I got to the end. I understand where Dave Ramsey was going with this - to be funny - but the final paragraph made me sad. Wonderful if she had given the woman a shower, clean hair *and* the dinner. Can't see the humor. Sorry.

Chris said...

I thought this was hu-larious! Where's your sense of humor, people?? I think people are way too serious sometimes. Thanks for e-mailing this to me. I immediately forwarded it to my man and a few girlfriends. And I RARELY forward anything!!