On the radio today, I heard something that got me thinking (never a good thing). What I heard was that R&B artist, Ne-yo was suing another R&B artist, R. Kelly for approximately $1 million dollars. The first thought I had after hearing that bit of news was, “Is that all he’s suing for?” And then I thought, “What do you mean ‘Is that all’? A million dollars is a LOT of money!”
And then I got to thinking. When did a million dollars seem to be such a “small” amount? It kinda reminds me of that one scene in the first Austin Powers movie where Dr. Evil decides to hold the world ransom for “One Meeelllion Dollars!” (currently holding pinky up to corner of mouth …) and the world leaders laughed in his face.
I suppose it just comes down to watching (and listening AND reading) about all these celebrities, either sports or movie/TV actors, getting paid so many millions of dollars to do what most “normal” people have to do day in and day out. You know … go to WORK.
I wish MY job would offer me a salary of 2.5 million dollars for what might equate to a celebrity’s one season / one movie contract. Maybe then I might not have to worry so much about coming up with the funds to go through the adoption process. Or hey … maybe the thought of going through another round of IVF might not seem so daunting and overwhelming.