Monday, August 06, 2007

How to Be a Bastard

You may read my blog and wonder, How can I be the Bastard of the Day? Ever helpful, I will offer advice from time to time to help you achieve that.

While finishing The Undercover Economist this weekend, I read:
India... remains so poor that half a million citizens are disfigured by leprosy, a disease that can be cured for the price of a beer.*
As a bastardly-minded person, this was inspirational.

If you want to be a bastard, you can go around buying beers for lepers instead of curing them. Better yet, tell them after they finish drinking, "You know, I could have cured you for the same cost as that beer. Hope you enjoyed it."

* This statistic appears to be outdated since the World Health Organization has made progress fighting the disease recently. In fact, they've been giving the drugs to afflicted countries for free.

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