Friday, May 14, 2010

Fortune Friday






"In God we trust; all others must pay cash."

I don't even know how to respond to this one.  This isn't even a fortune, for crying out loud!  But...it must be done, so here it goes!

Obviously this pertains to businesses and the person who wrote this was trying to be funny and witty, and in my opinion, failed miserably.  However, you gotta hand it to him (yes, I'm assuming the author is male) for probably trying to incorporate God into the business world. It's almost like saying, "Hey, we are God-fearing people here and believe in the virtues taught in the Bible. However, it doesn't mean you can get away with anything.  This IS a business we're running and the only currency we recognize is money. So...pay up!"  All that and of course the point that if God can get away with not delivering our desired results when we want it, just because we can excuse, understand and trust in Him, we can't apply the same attitude to people.  It's all quid pro quo and an instant one at that.

If we start viewing this as a 'fortune' though, could it be that it's telling me to not be too trusting of others, especially when it comes to money???...to not feel bad about collecting money from those who owe me and never paid back?  ( I've always had a problem with this and have always wondered how those who have the right to the money are too shy and embarrassed to ask for it, while those who don't have the right and just need to pay back have the gall to think it's okay to keep what's not theirs and not feel any shame about it???!! )  If it were the case then, this fortune is a DECADE TOO LATE!!!!  I currently don't have paid employment, ergo, no moolah!  I'm pretty certain nobody would care to dupe me this time.


Alright I'm officially bored now and I apologize. I'm done overanalyzing.  


How about you?  What's your reading of this (impostor) fortune?  I'd love to read your thoughts and comments!  Every comment gets $20!  Oh wait...right...I don't have money! Can you do it for free instead???    




  

1 comment:

  1. I think the "fortune" is funny. (Someone has used it as a title of a book, by the way... I forget who wrote it.) I take it as an ironic play on the phrase "In God we trust," which is printed on US currency.

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