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  • Today I go to grab a red bull before I head off to the movies (I can't stay awake during movies without some extra help). I arrive at the gas station, head inside and grab my elixir. I am greeted by an attractive attendant, after she rings me up she asks if I want anything else, instead of a witty retort I simply say no. She asks if I want to play the Florida Powerball, it's at 600 million she says, before I can say no she asks me what I would do with 600 million dollars, and more specifically what I would do first immediately after I get the money in hand. Like a lot of people I have thoroughly thought out what I would do with so much money. My plans are apparently a little less orthodox than others. After I answer her. She just stares at me. I don't know how long its been but things are getting awkward. So I begin to explain myself. It seems like such an obvious decision to me. Well, what would I truly want to obtain with the money... Well, to do something awesome obviously! Now how can I do that with 600 million? Well, half goes to taxes so its now a whopping 300 million and then when I buy something there's a sales tax of 7% so there goes 21 million if I spend it all. If I buy a house, car, yacht, plane, or anything that has a title I will have to pay that tax every year... there goes millions out of my pocket every year. So, maybe I could be famous just because I have so much money. Well, honestly so many people have so much more money than that, so the money by itself wont make me famous. Well what if I gave all the money to charity? Well, Warren Buffet himself has given billions of dollars to charity, so again I have been outdone. I also don't want someone to kill me prematurely to obtain my money. Well what can I really do than? It's so easy. I can publicly burn every last bit of the money (after paying taxes on it of course). I am instantly known around the world. I will be on every late night TV show and interviewing around the world. It will give me the possibility to write a book about why and it would sell. I will thus achieve everything I want to in one fell swoop. I also will successfully be giving every single person holding US dollar a small amount of money by the effect of me taking out so much money from circulation without diminishing production. Single handily causing deflation to a small extent! Instead of inflation (the hidden tax on the poor, and caused by addition of money into circulation without adding equal amount of physical value). And I won't be killed over obtaining my money, I wont be paying further tax on that money either. Future love interests are much more likely to be with me for my brain and good sex rather than the money. Which is worth its weight in gold. And, for my greatest reason for burning every last bit of money I get from the lottery, is that people might think before they buy another lottery ticket. Knowing maybe the next person that wins will burn those millions of dollars again. They couldn't handle seeing that happen once more. Thus causing them to loose faith in the lottery to solve all their problems, and finally putting the power back where it belongs, in every human beings fucking hands. Grab your life by the balls and make it a better one without money. Hard work and cooperation with others. Solve problems without money. Money has never solved a problem, it has only passed it down the line to those without money to deal with.

    In 1920, Thomas Nixon Carver wrote that dumping money into the sea is better for society than spending it wastefully, as the latter wastes the labor that it hires.
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