Thursday, April 19, 2007

The mind of the wealthy, what a terrible waste

Q-C barbers call Edwards' $400 haircut 'impossible'
Quad-City barbers put down their shears and sputtered words like “preposterous” and “impossible” Wednesday when they heard of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards spending $400 for a haircut. In the Quad-Cities, $10 or $12 is about average.
“If I charged $400 for a haircut, they’d come after me with white coats,” said Leo Fier, who has been cutting hair for 49 years at his shop in DeWitt, Iowa.

There have been multiple stories and references all over the media regarding Edward's $400 haircut. Other than thinking to myself that the guy's a moron, I simply brushed it off and thought if he has the money to waste, it's not my concern. Than I started thinking, if the bozo has no concerns about blowing $400 of his own money, how unconcerned must he be about blowing money that doesn't belong to him, taxpayer money.

I've often thought that there's a vast difference between rich people and wealthy people. Rich people have the mindset that they've worked hard and earned it, and they know what the value of a dollar is; plus, they don't blow their money on frivolity or get ripped off by overpaying for anything. Wealthy people, however they got their money, are all afflicted with brain-damage that prevents them from feeling any type of concern about spending money on anything, no matter how ridiculous the cost.

A lot of times people get rich by catering to the wealthy. I believe that a person could come up with a line of plain old toilet paper, slap a French name on it---like 'Papier du Merde,' or shit paper----charge $10 a roll, market it to wealthy asses, and they would buy it up.

P.T. Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Well, there's not a wealthy sucker born every minute, but there are enough of them around that people can take advantage of---like charging them $400 for a haircut.

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