What the Government Won't Tell You. Come on it's Funny!

Real Estate Agent with Ebby Halliday Realtors

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago,you will have $0.00 today.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00.  Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-KEG.

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon! Makes you proud to be an American!

Comments (16)

Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner
Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners - Orlando, FL
Chris Brown 407.367.2974

this is one of the funniest posts i have read... thaks for that LMAO


Chris the implementer

Oct 09, 2008 09:29 AM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Hi Holt,

OMG, My 20 year old daughter would love to read this.  I will show her this when she comes back from her university class this evening.  She had a severe "hangover" from partying too much last night.  HYSTERICAL!!!

I just hope we VOTE SMART!!!  this time....


Oct 09, 2008 09:31 AM
Mike Russell
Mike Russell Real Estate Group - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Kansas Real Estate

Holt, that rocks. I think I will see how many miles I can get to the gallon tonight.

Oct 09, 2008 09:32 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

This has been around a few times but after the last week on the stock market I've decided to go buy a case of beer and just forget all about it!

Oct 09, 2008 09:32 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Thanks Holt. I wonder if Bush will get credit for this?

Oct 09, 2008 09:41 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Thanks.  I need that.

Oct 09, 2008 09:43 AM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Thanks for the laugh, I am emptying my next can as I type this.


Oct 09, 2008 09:46 AM
DJ Swanepoel
Real Estate Wiki - Los Angeles, CA

Lmao! Thanks for the funny post Holt, I'll be chuckling for awhile:)

Oct 09, 2008 10:03 AM
Barry Bridges
Barry Bridges Weichert Realtors Bridges & Co. - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Lake professional

401 keg    I love it

Oct 09, 2008 10:16 AM
Jenn Neumann Deer
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Surfside Beach, SC
Surfside Beach Real Estate

Thank you for that!  Everyone can always use a good laugh.

Oct 09, 2008 10:34 AM
Mary Ann Daniell Realtor
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Subsidiary of NRT LLC - Killeen, TX
Delivering Successful Results Since 1999

Absolutely hilarious!    Thank you thank you for making my evening, in light of all the bad economic news.   Wonder if you added corn dogs to the beer if you could raise that gas mileage?

Oct 09, 2008 11:55 AM
Christina Williams. REALTORĀ® TN property search & local insights
First Realty Company - Crossville, TN

Isn't that just crazy. Lets hope things turn around soon!

Oct 09, 2008 02:21 PM

Hey Holt!

Hilarious post. I noticed you work for Ebby Halliday. I work in the Northeast Dallas office.

Maybe we will run into each other one day.

Michael A

Oct 10, 2008 03:33 AM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Does that mean I can stop going to AA. Very funny post.

Oct 11, 2008 11:41 AM
Laurie Logan
Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Broker Associate - Madison, WI
South Central WI Real Estate

Hey Holt,

That is hilarious!  Makes me want to re-think my investment strategy!!

Take care,   Laurie

Oct 12, 2008 02:21 PM
Bonita Malone
Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate - Sacramento, CA

Very funny, or is it? At least you give us something to laugh at in an otherwise dismal situation.  

Oct 14, 2008 11:26 AM