The road to retirment should be easy.
You save up money, retire and see the world, right?
Hmm. I missed a step somewhere. Specifically the saving part. Thankfully, my boss got us involved in a retirement program a couple of years ago and got me on the right track. Then recession hit a year later and I got to watch my tiny little nest egg take a humpty dumpty down Wall Street. Tiny eggs crack just as much as big ones. For someone who cared little about saving money all those years, I became an obsessive stock watcher--how are my stocks? what's it doing? Biting my nails every time I'd hear the word "deficit". Day in, day out I'd go to the clinic and work my fanny off just to watch some of my assets hit rock bottom. To add insult to injury, I'd have to grab tissue every day to clean poop deposits and urine off the lobby floor as I joked to the mortified client how 'if I had a dollar every time I did this, I'd be rich'.
And finally, after 19 years....it hit me.
If I had REALLY dropped a dollar into a jar each and every time I did that fun task, I REALLY would have been a millionaire.
If you times a poop deposit once daily (on average) and 2-3 urine evacuations daily (on a good day) x 5 days a week x 4 weeks a month x 12 months..........and times all that by 19 years.......
Well, you do the math. I'm just a receptionist.
The number is generous ($18,240 to be exact. I couldn't help it; I grabbed a calculator).
And those are just averages!
For a dollar a day, I'd encourage people to let their pooches poop on the floor!
Of course,it's not completely fool proof; I'd have to actually do a deposit of my own everyday for this to work.
$1 each time, as I like to joke.
That equals up to one latte a day, on average.
Hmm. I may have to re-think this strategy.
Some may say I missed a golden opportunity.
But I really wouldn't have it any other way.
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