Thursday, March 12, 2009

A New Revenue Stream

In this economy, I think everybody's looking for ways to make more money. I think I may have figured out how to get rich quick, for real.

Allow me to set the scene:

Wednesday night, a townhouse in suburbia. The toddler is asleep in bed. The lovely wife is enjoying a glass of wine and some downtime, and the husband is in the kitchen making his lunch for the next day.

HUSBAND: Did we eat all the sub rolls?
WIFE: No, they're in the bread box on top of the toaster.
HUSBAND: I just looked. They're not there. Your mom and the boy must have eaten them.
WIFE: There were four left. There's no way they ate them all. Did you really look for them?
HUSBAND: Yes. They're not there. (Dejectedly) I'll just use regular bread.

WIFE sets down her wine glass and walks to the kitchen.

HUSBAND: I'm telling you, the sub rolls are gone. I'll give you $10 if you can find them.

WIFE reaches into the bread box and immediately pulls out a plastic bag.

WIFE: Here they are. I want my $10.
HUSBAND: Those are hamburger buns.

WIFE points to the writing on the plastic bag. It clearly says HOAGIE ROLLS.

WIFE: (Speaks slowly and runs fingers along the words.) See, hoagie rolls. This is what you were looking for. I want my $10.
HUSBAND: Are you really going to make me pay you $10?
WIFE: Yes.
HUSBAND: (Walks goes to his wallet and pulls out a $5 bill and three ones.) I don't have $10. How about $5?
WIFE: I'll take it. But you still owe me $5.

WIFE walks back to the sofa and picks up her glass of wine.

WIFE: Pretty expensive sandwich, huh?

I really think I'm onto something here. I'm sure I could clear an extra couple hundred every week helping Bruce "find" things that aren't really lost. I'll be rich in no time!

1 comment:

  1. I've been had, I tells ya! (grumble, grumble...)