You’ve got to keep an eye out for smart ways to make money. All methods might not be completely ethical though, so sometimes you have to make a judgment call. This is the theme of this story.
Two 11 year old boys in Rome came home with a 20-euro-bill and a 50-euro-bill. Their mom asked them how they managed to get a hold of so much money.
“We were standing outside the brothel,” one of the boys said, “when an old man walked out. We told him that we knew where he had been, so he gave us 20 euros so we’d keep quiet.”
“Then we followed the old man,” said the other boy, “and when he got home we ran up to him and told him that we knew where he lived, so he gave us another 50 euros so we’d keep quiet.”
“Such dreadful behavior! What you’re doing is sinful,” exclaimed the mother, “off to the church with you to confess your crimes.”
The boys did as they were told and went to the church. A while later they came back with an additional 100 euros – because now they knew where the old man worked…
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