Wouldn't it Nice...
14.10.2009 - 14.10.2009 72 °F
Wouldn't it be nice if just by living, that special day would come when you just got 1,000,000 dollars. If everyday was a chance to win, just by doing your everyday activity. You didn't have to get into Ed McMahon's publisher clearinghouse sweepstakes. You didn't need to buy a whole role of the scratch (and sniff? or is it just me) tickets so maybe you could win $100 bucks. You just have to answer this paradox:
“I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughtnut... I don't need a receipt for the doughnut. I give you money and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into this. I can't imagine a scenario that I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. To some skeptical friend, 'Don't even act like I didn't get that doughnut, I've got the documentation right here... It's in my file at home. ...Under "D" for "donut." -Mitch Hedberg
Well, here, that receipt could be your meal ticket. Why do they have this thing?
In an effort to get merchants to keep things on the books, the government came up with the Receipt Lottery. The theory being, with millions in winnings on the line, customers would start demanding receipts with every purchase and merchants would wind up with all their income on the books.
Well, thanks to shady people, every time I buy something, I get a Powerball ticket. I have a wholde bagful waiting for November 25. That's when they draw the numbers. You want to encourage consumer spending this is it! Come on USA! This is our ticket out of the recession!