Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a Pail on her head. As she went along she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk.
“I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson’s wife. With the money that I get from the sale of these eggs I’ll buy myself a new dimity frock and a chip hat; and when I go to market, won’t all the young men come up and speak to me! Polly Shaw will be that jealous; but I don’t care. I shall just look at her and toss my head like this.”
As she spoke she tossed her head back, the Pail fell off it, and all the milk was spilt.
Moral of the story (according to Aesop): Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched.
Moral of the story (according to J$): Don’t use money to impress others! Use it to impress yourself and put it towards a better life. (And then when you’re financially free, buy all the dimity frock’s you’d like ;)).
Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t forget about all the humans around you when the deals are hitting you in the face left and right.