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(WTAE)   Shoeshine man saves his tips for Children's Hospital Free Care Fund. For over 32 years. Totaling over $200,000. Man that shine really shows off the dust on my shoes   ( ) divider line
    More: Hero, Hospital Free Care Fund, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh  
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4111 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Feb 2013 at 11:34 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-21 11:46:31 AM  
3 votes:
Typical mortality rates for children that take advantage of the Free Care Fund (FCF) are upwards of 65%.  That means the majority of the children who received his money for treatment didn't survive more than a year after admittance.  From my perspective, that's a lousy investment.  He would've been better off socking the money into an aggressive growth fund at first and then slowly transitioning it to safer investments as time passed.  That $200K could have been $2 million, easy.

It just backs up my argument - don't tip service industry people.  They do not know what to do with the money and will most likely sink it in poor investments such as dying kids.  If you really want to help, then do not tip them!  Take that money over the years and give it to a fund manager like me.  Then, when you're fat, rich, and incredibly happy, you can take the original nest egg and do what you like with it - while keeping the profits for yourself.

If I was one of those dead kids, I'd say, "Thanks a lot shoe shine man.  Thanks a lot for nothing.  Now go get a clean rag and wipe this dirt off my face.  I'm farking starving!"
2013-02-21 12:12:14 PM  
2 votes:
Thank you, Shoeshine Boy.   You're humble and loveable.
2013-02-22 06:22:32 PM  
1 vote:
Something the children of this generation will never do.  Think of others.
2013-02-21 11:40:26 AM  
1 vote:
I think the guy with the dog in the shelter wants his cut.
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