Okay, here’s the thing. Madonna and Guy Ritchie have reached a settlement in their divorce. He is getting 75 million dollars, and she gets her freedom. Now, I understand that it is not cheap maintaining a luxurious lifestyle in this day and age, but I have a question: Can I have just a little teeny tiny piece of it? Seriously, a simple 1 million would solve a lot of problems, and possibly nullify the disheartening effects of the damage to my 401k.
One million dollars is only 1.33% of that settlement. I can’t believe he’d miss such a tiny morsel, and yet, for me, it would be huge. I could pay off my mortgage and my car, and my kids’ student loans, and have enough money to live comfortably for the rest of my life. I’d also take a lovely trip to Disney World.
I promise, it would not change me. I would still donate to the food banks, and the homeless shelters, and support my little girl in India. I would still clean my own bathrooms, and do my own grocery shopping and cooking. Yet the burden that has been weighing on me for the past 14 months would be lifted.
So, Guy, whattaya think? 1.33%. No biggie, hmm?