Posted 4 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 7:46 p.m. EST by KerryRawe
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I happened upon a rather deceptively clever story, a post about The Tenth Man. The 1pth Man was the supposed "Great guy" for paying a large portion of the bill. Feel free to find and read this story. I would like to remind that poster of the parts of the story he left out, fair is fair after all...
You forgot that the first man was a farmer who had to subdivide his property to the 10th man because he could not work his land due to the pollution the 10th mans' factory rained down on him.
You forgot to mention that the second and third men were construction workers, who built houses on the farmer's former land, and were laid of when the 10th man found unlicensed workers with no formal training, who were willing to work for slave wages.
You forgot to mention that the fourth and fifth men worked for the 10th man in his factory, until the 10th man moved the plant to the other side of the world, to pay slave wages and deny his workers any benefits.
You forgot to mention that the sixth man was a local mortgage broker, who saw his bank bought out by the 10th man's bank, and was laid off beforehand to "shore up losses" and "improve profitability".
You forgot to mention that the seventh man was a business man, who after 50 years of serving his community, saw his department store close when the retail giant the 10th man sold his products to moved into town and competed with the 10th man's products, once sold by him, now sold by the retail giant who retained more profit due to it's low wages and the slave labor that made the 10th man's products cheaper.
You forgot that the 8th man was a Congressman, who pushed for legislation that allowed the 10th man to import his goods from that far-away factory without taxing them.
You forgot that the 9th man was the 10th man's CFO.
A banquet none the less... and as the men ate, they all had different thoughts on where their next meal would come from.
Moral of the story? The 10th man wasn't as chivalrous as he thought...