José and Carlos
They beg in different areas of town.
Carlos begs for the same amount of time
as José, but collects only
about $8.00 or $9.00 a day.
José brings home a suitcase full of ten-dollar
bills every day. He drives a Mercedes,
lives in a mortgage-free house, and has
a lot of money to spend.
“Hey, amigo,” Carlos says to José,
“I work just as long and hard as you do,
so how come you bring home a suitcase
full of ten dollar bills every day?
“Look at your sign, what does it say?”
Carlos reads his sign:
“I have no work, a wife
and six kids to support.”
“What’s wrong with that?”
Carlos asks him.
“No wonder you only get
$8.00 or $9.00 a day!” says José.
“All right, what is on your sign?”
José shows him: