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The Tipper

by Theodore Wright.

I had a dream last night that I was walking into rooms with a box in my left hand. People wouldn’t especially notice me, although somebody might say, “O.K., he is carrying a box of Kleenexes”. Little did they know what I was really carrying was The Tipper!


What is “The Tipper”? you may ask. The Tipper is a box that is slightly smaller than a tissue box but it does not dispense tissues. It dispenses money as “tips”. That’s right, it gives out United States of America currency. Whenever I started to walk away from someone in the room, a ten-dollar bill would pop-up from the slot on the top with the sound “jing-jing“.


If they took the money and said as little as “Thank you!” then another ten-dollar bill would pop out. If people did for me even the smallest of favors, then a twenty-dollar bill would emerge. Depending upon the largeness of the gratuity done to me, the larger the bill that came out of the box. I even saw fifty-dollar bills come up out of “The Tipper”. I was feeling a bit nerve-racked when I would see a hundred-dollar bill pop-up from the thing. Did I mention to you that, that it was MY money it was giving out?

People would not generally notice me enter a room when I did for the first time but they would certainly notice me any subsequent time I came in. Never did I feel so noticed with so much attention given to me. “The Tipper”, however, would not give me my own money. It would give me my own cash, though, if I played a gambling video game. Whenever I would be persistant in such a game then “jing-jing” and I would get some more cash each time. This got for me a lot of attention.

Yes, in the dream I knew it was my cash it was giving out. However, the feeling of all the attention it got me gave me made it just too hard to resist not letting people take from “The Tipper”. It was just all so addictive that I could not resist letting people take from it.

When I woke up from the dream, I was relieved. The Holy Bible teaches, although does not say verbatim, that “A fool and his money are soon parted.” There is a lesson to be learned from the dream. Yes, I know this lesson from life already from wisdom. Hopefully, neither you nor I will not need to learn this lesson in life from folly.

There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it.
– Proverbs 21:20 (NKJV)











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