Jose and Carlos

José and Carlos

are beggars.

They beg in different areas of town.

Carlos begs for the same amount of time

as José, but collects only

about $8.00 or $9.00 a day.

José brings home a suitcase full of ten-dollar

bills every day. He drives a Mercedes,

lives in a mortgage-free house, and has

a lot of money to spend.

“Hey, amigo,” Carlos says to José,

“I work just as long and hard as you do,

so how come you bring home a suitcase

full of ten dollar bills every day?

José says,

“Look at your sign, what does it say?”

Carlos reads his sign:

“I have no work, a wife

and six kids to support.”

“What’s wrong with that?”

Carlos asks him.

“No wonder you only get

$8.00 or $9.00 a day!” says José.

Carlos says,

“All right, what is on your sign?”

José shows him:

Jose and Carlos

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