Tough Times

“I know you’re going through a rough patch lately, Donald. Inflation is beginning to creep up and I’m afraid that could result in a precipitous dive in the stock market,” Donald’s money manager told him. “There has been a subtle nuance in the financial markets of late, which I find quite revealing.”

Of course, Donald, who was not particularly astute when it came to money matters, had no idea his financial advisor what was talking about. “So what do you suggest?” Donald asked him.

“Well, first, Donald,” he said, “I suggest you liquidate a sizable portion of your assets and donate the proceeds to the charity of your choice in order to avoid substantial taxes on the cash exchange.”

“And then what?” Donald asked.

Subsequent to that,” he said, I suggest you seek employment for the only job you’re truly qualified for at your advanced age.”

“And what job would that be?” Donald asked.

Donald’s money manager took a deep breath. “As a greeter at a local Walmart,” he said.


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (inflation), Your Daily Word Prompt (precipitous), Ragtag Daily Prompt (nuance), MMA Storytime (charity), Word of the Day Challenge (revealing), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (subsequent).

22 thoughts on “Tough Times

  1. newepicauthor June 28, 2021 / 4:53 pm

    Even though it would be funny, I hope Donald is never at the Walmart that I go to.

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  2. rugby843 June 28, 2021 / 4:59 pm

    Omg, still laughing

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  3. Jill June 28, 2021 / 10:04 pm

    Pure genius!!! I love it!!!

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  4. Carol anne June 29, 2021 / 11:14 pm

    I love how you put all the prompts into one piece, you do it so well! 🙂

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