In a cartoon from Forbes magazine, a tycoon is sitting in a lush office explaining to his granddaughter where he got his vast wealth.
He says, “It was really quite simple. I bought a pencil for a penny, sharpened it, and sold it for two cents. With this I bought two pencils, sharpened them, and sold them for four cents. And so it went until I had amassed $10.24. It was then your Great Aunt Selma died and left us $10 million.”
In his book Storytelling, Austin Tucker says this is like the guy who gives a testimony in church listing all the things he did in his life and oh yeah, by the way, Jesus saved me. (Joe McKeever)