Ten

A man stopped me
on the street, and
asked me; “Sir,
could you change
a ten?” “I sure
can.” I took out
a black felt tip
pen, and put on
a mustache on
Hamilton’s face.
“Here you go.”
He said, “I wanted
to know if you had
change for a $10.00
bill, not deface it.”
“Oh” I say to the
man. Silly me.
Then he called
me an asshole.
“Yup” I told
him, and have
been called
worse.
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Fictional short story.

In today’s materialistic society… 14th Dalai Lama

In today’s materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friends of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.

-14th Dalai Lama