$50 is a lot of money to most people… it’s practically a goldmine to Mee. Everyone has their price. What would some people subject themselves to in order to make $50. Or any price for that matter. What would you subject yourself to? For $50 there are certainly a number of things that I would do.
Here’s a partial list of ideas. Which of these would you agree to?
How about subjecting yourself to public ridicule and embarrassment? Could you stoop that low? Would you stoop that low? Could it depend if you know the other people? What if you never have to encounter them again? What if you did?
Would you take $50 to do this?
From “The Chinese Restaurant” episode of “Seinfeld”:
“It’s not fair that people are seated first-come, first-serve. It should be based on who’s hungriest. I feel like just walking over there and taking some food off somebody’s plate.”
“I’ll tell you what, there’s fifty bucks in it for you if you do it.”
“You walk over to that table, you pick up an eggroll, you don’t say anything. You eat it, say thank you very much, wipe your mouth, walk away, I give you fifty bucks.”
“What are they gonna do?”
“They won’t do anything. In fact, you’ll be giving them a story to tell for the rest of their lives.”
“Fifty bucks? You’ll give me fifty bucks?”
“Fifty bucks. That table over there. The three couples.”
“Okay, I don’t want to go over there and do it and then come back here and find out there was some little loophole, like I didn’t put mustard on it.”
“No, no tricks.”
“Should I do it George?”
“For fifty bucks? I’d put my face in their soup and blow!”
“Alright, alright. Here, hold this. I’m doin’ it.”
– Elaine, Jerry and George, in “The Chinese Restaurant”
I must say though, that if I were given $50, I would take that money and go out for Chinese food with my Bros. and have a great time together, enjoying the entire dining experience. The meal is the show. We love to watch how people react. Whether it be the waitstaff, or other patrons. It’s a show. That’s how going out should be. And you don’t have to go to a movie or Broadway show. It’s like Dinner Theater. And it would be worth every penny. All 5,000 of them!
What’s your price?
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)