Sorry Ma’am, Your Money Is Going to Be Taken Away…

Sorry Ma'am, Your Money Is Going to Be Taken Away...

Originally published in the Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News
July 28, 2013

I got a bunch of comments back on this one. There were a range of points that readers wanted to make, but the consensus seemed to be “what’s the matter with you” and “you’re not funny.” My short reply is: “lots” and “oftentimes, yes.”

The slightly longer reply is “I think there’s an uncomfortable inconsistency when the law prevents retirement money from being stolen from old ladies on the streets but allows it through the courts” and “I really wasn’t trying to be funny.”


  1. Daniel Christian said,

    July 30, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    No doubt John.

  2. Kris said,

    July 30, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    You’ve made some people think when what they wanted was a light-hearted chuckle. You should re-direct them to the funny pages to read Nancy or Marmaduke. I wouldn’t ask what’s the matter with YOU (Whatsamatta U) but what’s the matter with the reality of these statements!

  3. tims said,

    August 13, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    Hey, I thought it was funny. Guess it’s time to ask what’s the matter with me?

  4. auch6963 said,

    August 14, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    Actually, I take it as a positive sign if you thought it was funny!

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