What it Means to be Poor

Joke ID#8820
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Submitted Bygymnast_934
Corrected By boodler
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One day the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. "Oh, yeah," said the son. "So what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered, "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

"We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

At this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks, dad, for showing me how poor we are."

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Posted by Dawn830w Dec 04, 2005

Ha-ha. That’s pretty funny. I think that it is a perfect example of the saying "the grass is always greener on the other side."

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Posted by tumble_dude Dec 30, 2005

THIS IS MY FAVORITE JOKE ON THIS SITE! i give it 5 smiley faces

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Posted by Celanba Jun 21, 2006

It was funny without being vulgar or cynical. That's so awesome! I love it!

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Posted by Fathead Feb 19, 2010

That is one smart, wise kid.

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