Okay, that's was a nice short story; funny and philosophical in equal amounts.
Anyone here know Kipling's story The Monkey's Paw? A cursed, mummified hand of a monkey can grant anyone three wishes but the wishes bring only grief as they are fulfilled. It seems to me that THE BUTTON is similar to this - grants wealth but only briefly and at the loss of someone you love. A real karma machine! I wonder how long it has been bouncing from user to user on eBuy?
Great work on this short Jack!