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Monday, June 6, 2011

"Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda..." (from an anonymous email)

(Editors note, the enclosed is from one of those many forwards you receive in your email box, I did not write the enclosed but feel it is right on and wish I had written it.)

If you had purchased $1,000 in shares of Delta Airlines stock one year ago, you would have $49 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 in shares of AIG one year ago, you would have $33 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 in shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you would have absolutely nothing today.

But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for a recycling refund, you would receive $214 today.

Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg. A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon!

Makes you damned proud to be an American

1 comment:

Ron Ostroff said...

emailed from my cousin in Buffalo N.Y.

hmmm. I don't live in Hawaii, I am not sure of beer prices, sales tax, but.... with a little research it seems 30 cans of beer for $23 in a local food store was the best price I found. So.. If the sales tax is 4% and the deposit is 5 cents a can, then 30 cans would cost $25.50. So,,, That buys about 1200 cans of beer. There are about 30 cans / pound of aluminum. That is 40 pounds of aluminum. If the price for aluminum scrap is $1 per pound (seems to be in ball park) then... that would be $40 for the cans. If you turn the cans back in to the store you would get $60 back. Hmmm, I may be wrong .... but check it out... HOWEVER,!!!!!!!! THE BEER IS STILL THE BEST INVESTMENT. My advice is to diversify and spend part the money on pretzels as well.