Yes, I was just taking to my limo driver the other day about doing a hub on my massive success. He laughed jovially and suggested that I should perhaps complete my collection of every Cadillac ever built to give the article extra punch.
Well, sure, I said, as soon as Amazon pays me all that they owe me in back commission. I've told them if they can't afford it I'll be happy to settle for the controlling share of the company.
We laughed all the way to my Olympic-sized champagne pool.
Oh, what a cute story. Reminds me of when I invented the 'shopping cart' feature for the then newly exploding world of e-commerce. The children were gathered around the hearth waiting to hear about how my 'day at the office' went. Chuckle. Day at the office. Nothing but lattes and buckets of shrimp these days.
Anyway. I was telling them that most people actually had to buy their own clothes and food and necessities themselves. (How do you explain to a 5 yr. old that not every child has a Miss Penelope to fend for them?)
So, as the story unfolded, my little Genevieve said, "Mommy, when you say shopping cart, do you mean like the homeless people we see on the way to the airport when we go to Caan?" Isn't that adorable? The homeless people. That one has certainly learned philanthrophy.
"Yes, my little darling." Now, all those busy, busy people who don't have time to buy clothes and milk can simply go on their computers and plunk an item into a virtual shopping cart. It's like having their own Miss Penelope."
Well, the children and I laughed and laughed and then Miss Penelope tucked them in while John and I sat in the aviary and discussed the vines.
Bahahahahaha....nice one! Although you certainly shouldn't poke fun at those of us who are serious freelancers. One should always be greatful...if even for a few cents. Why just yesterday I allowed MY daughter (Penelope less) to purchase a lollipop. Luckily my writing profits allowed for the splurge. (And luckily she had a little extra from her piggy bank to cover me) whew! The things I am greatful for these days.
As I said to them (and to Google, when I recently met with them to discuss ways to push HubPages' rankings even higher with the next Panda update), if you didn't want people to get rich off your affiliate program you shouldn't have created a program so effective that it practically compels the reader to click.
Ditto politics. I've found that it's extremely difficult to rouse people because everyone is so objective. The right-wingers refuse to believe that Obama is Hitler and Stalin combined, and the left-wingers refuse to believe that the Tea Party and the Jews are plotting together to take over the world! Don't people have imaginations anymore?
My dad died on April Fool's day. I think he did it on purpose. Do you really have a limo driver? If so, why aren't you running for President? You could make the world laugh and Ewbie could draw your campaign slogans.
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