A local United Way office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.
"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the community in some way?"
The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?"
Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, "Um ... no."
The lawyer interrupts, "or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?"
The stricken United Way rep began to stammer out an apology, but was interrupted again.
"or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident," the lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three children?!"
The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said simply, "I had no idea..."
On a roll, the lawyer cut him off once again, "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"
On August 24, 1967, Abbie Hoffman and a dozen other members of the Youth International Party went to the visitor's gallery of the New York Stock Exchange. They dumped several bags full of $1 and $5 bills down to the pit below. Trading came to a halt as the traders began scrambling to grab the money. The New York Stock Exchange has been closed to visitors ever since.
Here is a Tale from my friend Willey Phinedit (Find-It)
We can not be at your F2F meeting and this video is more than 5mins anyway.
Feel free to strip it down and make it your own under 5min if you wish.
Last Year 2011: StoriesLive® first ever high school story slam. 1st place awarded a $2,000 scholarship Brianda Agramonte, Lynn Classical High School, senior
2 runners up received $1,000 scholarship each: junior Conor Miller Newburyport High School and Mathews DeSouza, Everett High School, Our "massmouth choice" was Sandy Fonseca, Boston Latin Academy, senior [below] She was awarded $500
Lexi Hernando Lynn Classical High School, senior was chosen by the attendees and awarded the Audience Choice prize of $500.