A saleswoman just returning home from work was chatting with her next door neighbor. "I feel just great today! I started out this morning with an act of unselfish generosity. I gave a fifty dollar bill to a bum."
"You mean you gave a bum fifty dollars? That's a lot of money to
give away like that. What did your husband say about it?" asked the
"Oh he thought it was the right thing to do," replied the saleswoman. "He said, 'Thanks!' "
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that charity does
indeed begin at home. And don't forget that if you can't afford to
donate some of your time, money will always smooth things over!
"Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it."
- John D. Rockefeller
"Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty." - Henry Ford