If I had a dollar for every penny I have, I could buy an awful lot of gumballs.
Of course, I could also take the money I would have spent exacerbating my temporomandibular joint issues and sink it into a nice vacation spot on a remote tropical island.
They say a dollar isn’t worth much these days. It’s true. It’s probably worth a lot more now than it will be in another decade or so, though. Today’s dollars are tomorrow’s cents.
That’s why I think it’s way past time to update the expression “a penny for your thoughts.” (I really should properly phrase this well-known idiom in the form of a question, but I’m not on Jeopardy! yet, so I think I can get away with making it more of a declaration.)
Given historical inflation rates and current trends, I think my thoughts are worth at least a buck…maybe two, but only if they’re good ones.
Yes, I’m proposing a raise in the minimum wage on thoughts. A penny is about as minimum as it gets, folks.
Anyone else out there have any thoughts on the subject?
Maybe I shouldn’t ask that question. I’m not prepared to pay for those thoughts. Not even at their current rate.