Sunday 11 December 2016

A good tip

Published 20/12/2011 | 05:00

I address this to Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

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This weekend I learnt some very simple but crucial economic principles. I work for a small company that made a profit this year. The boss (without obligation) paid all his employees a bonus.

On Saturday morning I went to the barber, where I gave the young lady who cut my hair a handsome tip. I then went to the hardware shop where I purchased insulating material, which I used to insulate doors and minimise draughts. Instead of cooking dinner we decided to eat out where the waitress also got a handsome tip. It being near Christmas time, I will also be able to give my sons some money to spend as they wish.

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