Friday, February 22, 2008

When Losing Is Still Winning

I saw the following headline earlier and literally laughed out loud: "K-Rod Loses To Angels In Arbitration, Gets $10M"

How cool is it that we live in a country where people can lose a financial dispute and still walk away a multi-millionaire? I mean seriously, the only thing better would have been if Francisco Rodriguez had gotten a year's supply of In-n-Out to go with his $10M. [ed. note: In case you were wondering, K-Rod was seeking $12.5 million]

Don't get it twisted. I'm not hating on K-Rod's new salary from the Angels. We live in a free-market society. I believe anyone working any job should be able to make as much as they can for as long as they can. The headline just struck me as funny.

Most of us can't relate to such a scenario where a judge or mediator rules against us, and we walk away with a lot of money-- let alone eight figures. Usually, when we lose a case, we end up owing somebody money.

Oh well, such is life. By the way, does anyone know the closest place to buy some Mega Millions tickets?

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