Thursday, September 27, 2007

There's no such thing as a free lunch

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that

had some Exchange students in the class.

One day while the class was in the lab the Prof

noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept

rubbing his back And stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the

matter. The student told him he had a bullet

lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting

communists in his native country who were trying to

overthrow his country's government and install a new

communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor

and asked a strange question. He asked,

'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for

the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.

'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place

in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The

pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free


When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence

down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get

used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another

side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You

continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in

The last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come

through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole


Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom.

They run around and around inside the fence,

but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the

free corn. They are so used to it that they have

forgotten how To forage in the woods for themselves, so

they accept their captivity

The young man then told the professor that is

exactly what he sees happening to America.

The government keeps pushing us toward

Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free

corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental

income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy

subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare,

medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a

little at a time.

One should always remember 'There is no such thing

as a free Lunch!'

Also, 'You can never hire someone to provide a service

for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.


Both the last entry and this one was sent to me by my great aunt! :o)




kamdghwmw said...

That is very true.

rdautumnsage said...


my78novata said...

eye opening

queeniemart said...

if anyone ever wants to help me and my family to be able to afford medical care, meds and hospital and doctor bills, i will take it and feel no shame. I have worked my entire life and pay out my ass for medical insurance and no one in my home can afford to even go to the doctor.