Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Fortune Cookie Finance

Believing that thirty years of large and ceaseless bills is a great idea, I and my wife recently were discussing taking out a loan for the purposes of building a house. We were batting this idea back and forth over chow-chow soup at the local hillbilly Chinese restaurant. At the end of our meal, I cracked my fortune cookie and read the wisdom from within:

You shouldn't overspend at the moment. Frugality is important.

Of course, I subscribe to Longfellow's assertion:

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;

So I pshaw! in Confucius' general direction. Bring on the debt!

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