June 21, 2011

Poor People Give Out Bigger Candy Bars

When we were 10, my friend and I had an incredible idea.

What if we went to the rich neighborhood on Halloween?

"That neighborhood with all the McMansions. They're so loaded, I bet every house gives out full-size or even king-size candy bars. This is the greatest idea we've ever had."

That night, we were devastated to learn that poor people actually give out better candy. In both quantity and size, we would have done better staying on our home turf that night. So, what can we take away from this experience? That rich people are greedy cheapskates? Or that rich people have a better understanding of the value of a dollar (the middle class is a debt-laden class), and it's why they're rich?