Friday, June 08, 2007

Could you...

...do 23 days in the fanciest, easiest conditions the local slammer could provide if you knew that at the end you'd be going home to:

-- A cozy little mansion in Beverly Hills;

-- A Bentley, a Mercedes and various fancy rides;

-- Non-stop parties;

-- A no-limit line of credit;

-- The freedom to go wherever the hell you want;

-- All the sex, drugs and rock & roll you can stand?

You can bet the fleshy parts of your posterior I would!

I wouldn't even ask for that much. Y'all can leave out the drugs....

I'm feeling as if I'm in jail, on some bizarre variety of work-release program. No matter what I do during the day, it's back to the cell at night, where I sleep -- alone -- on an uncomfortable bed.

We've all been told that wealth doesn't bring happiness, that those supposedly so-in-love couples are wrangling, miserable beasts at home. I'm not sure I believe that, but I'd love to give that high life a shot and see if I could adapt to it.

Never mind that I'd be the same guy I am now, only with my bills paid when they should be and perhaps a little more play time.

I don't have the gene -- or privileged background -- to feel the urge to live high. Just let me enjoy a little better scene than I do now, please.

What a dull person I am.

6 comments:

DAL said...

David Lee Roth said, "Money can't buy happiness, but it will buy you a yacht big enough to pull right up alongside it."

He also said, "I used to have a drug problem, but now I have enough money."

sugarcane said...

I'm not in love with money, but I sure would love a bit more.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to NOT want more. I just want enough to stay AHEAD for once. That's all I ask. I don't need millions.

Gill

joan said...

I'd like 64 million please. Why not think big. I buy a lottery ticket now and then but forget to check it. Still, the day or two of possibility is a gift.

Anonymous said...

Money may or not buy happiness, but the lack of it can sure buy misery.

Your options are gone when you are broke. Money gives you choices.

I guess lots of money gives you lots of choices.

John said...

I might be able to hack it for a few perks at the end. Like you I have that same feeling of being in some kind of half way house prison, as is. Those aren't your words, I'm paraphrasing, or just being a 'good' journalist