Ted (merovingian) wrote,
Ted
merovingian

Tumbleweeds

"Let's make a new text adventure written completely in Esperanto!"

"Yeah! And we can make it about the life of Matteo Ricci, the Italian mathematician and missionary who traveled to China!"

"YEAH! And we can have it online! I'll make my calculator into a Java app server and we can host it there!"

I fled the Internet as quickly as I could, and I came upon a tumbleweed, rolling under the big sky, twenty-five miles outside Lubbock, Texas, on a lonely road.

"Hello," said the tumbleweed.

"Hello," I said, glad for non-Internet company. "What's new?"

"I've been thinking about wealth," it said. "It occurs to me that rich people are not necessarily smarter."

"Yeah?"

"Some are, and some aren't. So, what is it, then, about a person, that makes them more likely to be wealthy?"

"I'll try to find out," I told the tumbleweed.

Which is the most important personal trait for bringing wealth?

intelligence
0(0.0%)
ambition
16(24.6%)
education
0(0.0%)
upbringing
2(3.1%)
height
2(3.1%)
luck
9(13.8%)
opportunity
6(9.2%)
rebelliousness
0(0.0%)
wisdom
1(1.5%)
organization
0(0.0%)
charisma
4(6.2%)
agility
3(4.6%)
honesty
0(0.0%)
ruthlessness
8(12.3%)
THAC0
14(21.5%)

Please check all that apply.

I have committed a felony and have not been caught, and the statute of limitations has not yet expired.
2(3.1%)
I hereby declare that all of my assets, present and future, are hereby fully granted to merovingian.
0(0.0%)
Under no circumstances will I check this response.
12(18.8%)
I like soup.
15(23.4%)

Please complete this sentence, "When I grow up, I want to be a...."



Then the tumbleweed sighed, which made me suspicious. Tumbleweeds can't sigh!



"You're not a tumbleweed at all, are you?" I asked the tumbleweed.

"Sorry, no," it said, sheepishly.
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