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