This morning in Hong Kong, a rare, 5 carat, pink diamond was purchased at auction for 10.8 million dollars. Obviously someone out there hasn’t been hit by the recession. 10.8 million dollars. I started thinking about what I would do with an extra 10.8 million in my sock drawer and not once did buying a super-sized pink diamond cross my mind. I love jewelry as much as the next girl, but what are you going to do with that thing? Wear it? Probably not. Use it to cut things? I doubt it. My theory is that whomever bought it needed to hide the money fast, maybe even launder it. It’s easier to hide one not-so-tiny pink diamond than it is hide 10,800,000 bills.
So what would I do with that much money? The first thing that pops into my head is, “Buy an elephant.” After that, maybe I’d get a beach house. Or I could donate it to a hospital – I’ve always wanted to have a wing named after me. The Sara Morris Wing for Saving Babies. Although with my luck I’d get The Sara Morris Wing for Anal Research.
10 million 800,000 thousand dollars. I could travel around the world for a year by private jet with my closest friends. There would probably even be enough left over for me to chip in for a guide. Or I could start a rescue organization for dogs and buy a warehouse next to Caesar Milan’s. That way if any of the dogs were “problem dogs,” I could slip them under the fence for Caesar to fix.
The point is, I could do a lot with 10.8 million dollars and not one of my ideas would be to buy a stupid 5 carat diamond. 5 carrots, 2 horses, and a stable at the derby…now that sounds doable. I’ve always wanted to wear a big hat.