• About money

    by  • 20 September, 2005 • General • 1 Comment

    Two weeks ago we had friends from Belgium over for their holidays. We had a nice meal together and in the course of the conversation the subject of money came up. When I told them what the average salary in Crete was, they were shocked to learn that I worked for the minimal legal salary.

    Then this week I received two e-mails from two different persons, one from The Netherlands, the other from Greece. They both included the same Powerpoint presentation. Chinese proverbs about money. You might have gotten them too. It’s one of those things that you must forward to at least 20 other persons, lest you wish risking being thrown in deep misery. You know the threats…

    Anyway, I thought it kind of funny that this should come my way so shortly after we had this aforementioned conversation with our friends. So here goes, for all of you to enjoy.

    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A HOUSE, BUT NOT A HOME
    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A CLOCK, BUT NOT TIME
    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A BED, BUT NOT SLEEP
    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A BOOK, BUT NOT KNOWLEDGE
    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A DOCTOR, BUT NOT GOOD HEALTH
    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A POSITION, BUT NOT RESPECT
    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY BLOOD, BUT NOT LIFE
    WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY SEX, BUT NOT LOVE

    If more than 20 people will read this, I’ll become lucky, the message said. But I am lucky already. Now what? Oh whatever, as cliche as the above sounds, I subscribe to what is says about money…

    One Response to About money

    1. Tom Hoffman
      27 September, 2005 at 8:43

      Dear Editor,

      You’re Sept 20, 2005 editorial (About Money) reminded me of a line from the film “Arthur”.

      Man on the Street [addressing famously rich eponymous central character]: “What’s it feel like having all that money?”

      Arthur: “It feels good.”

      Tom Hoffman
      Columbia Heights
      Washington, DC

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