Monday, January 09, 2006

Is Your Cash Greener?

When we were closer to my in-laws (proximity) we often took advantage of their Sam’s Club membership and spent loads of money at the store in Provo. Shortly after we arrived here my wife purchased a membership at the local Sam’s Club and we have been there a time or two. However, one of the absurdities of life that I encountered today was at the hands of Sam’s Club. This morning we had some errands to run, one which landed us at Sam’s Club shortly after 9:00am. Little did we know at the time that our money is not valid at Sam’s Club at this hour, even though they are open for business.

Apparently this special early time is reserved for those who have purchased the extra-special membership. Hence, they are rewarded with extra-special time for them to shop. I guess in Sam’s Club’s special little world, money only has value if and when the Zodiac gives the thumbs up, which to the rest of us poor folk often gets interpreted as the bird.

Our only hope is for Sylvester McMonkey McBean to take over management of Sam’s Club because he has always shown his indifference to us Sneetches on the beaches. One fool’s money or wooden nickel is just as good as the next. Isn’t that what economics is all about?

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