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Posted: October 5, 2006, 2:39 am - IP Logged

Anyone else see them on the news? They stopped at a gas station to get something to drink and bought a ticket.

He details cars and she works in a Wal-Mart and they said they're going to keep working. I wonder how long that will last.

 

Bang Head

 Maybe it's just me, but when you come into that kind of $$$$$ and you were working, aresn'y you somehow obligated to move on and create an opening for people who really need those jobs?

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    Posted: October 5, 2006, 2:50 am - IP Logged

    Sure, I can just hear her now.  "Clean up on aisle 5? I'll give you something to clean up."

     

    Congrats to them. Don't worry, they'll get over the shock soon.

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      Posted: October 5, 2006, 2:56 am - IP Logged

      Haha...Yeah. Clean this!

       

      (I saw the pre-edited version of that).

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        Posted: October 5, 2006, 2:58 am - IP Logged

        Yes, Skylaquisha, figured I'd clean it up a little.

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          Posted: October 5, 2006, 2:58 am - IP Logged

          For some reason I remember this one, this was early or mid 1980's...

          We were in the break room in the casino, WGN on TV and they announced a guy in chicago had won $43,000,000 in the Illinois lottery.

          At the time, he was a printer working for $650 a week (pretty good money then) and said he intended to keep his job.

          Well, one of the guys in the break room says, "$43 million and he's going to keep jis job, what do you expect from a guy whose name ends in -ski."

          Green laugh

          (No offense to anyone here).

           

          If I remember right, he did quit his job and then bought a bowling alley or two.

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            Posted: October 5, 2006, 3:37 am - IP Logged

            Anyone else see them on the news? They stopped at a gas station to get something to drink and bought a ticket.

            He details cars and she works in a Wal-Mart and they said they're going to keep working. I wonder how long that will last.

             

            Bang Head

             Maybe it's just me, but when you come into that kind of $$$$$ and you were working, aresn'y you somehow obligated to move on and create an opening for people who really need those jobs?

            Why not just buy the Wal-Mart and work when you want to. 

            They can't keep their jobs because the people they work with will hound them for money until they have no choice but to leave.  They will be hounded at home till they have to leave there and find somewhere to live that is around people that have money.  Its just the nature of things.

            Hovever, I would like to have that dilemma once in my life.

            I was wondering if anyone knows anyone at LP past or present that won a huge jackpot?  I don't want a name just wondering if a person like that exists among us.

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              Posted: October 5, 2006, 8:03 am - IP Logged

              I'm not surprised that the auto detailer won't quit his job, because some people actually enjoy that work. However, I am surprised that the person working at Wal-Mart doesn't quit.

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                Posted: October 5, 2006, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                Anyone else see them on the news? They stopped at a gas station to get something to drink and bought a ticket.

                He details cars and she works in a Wal-Mart and they said they're going to keep working. I wonder how long that will last.

                 

                Bang Head

                 Maybe it's just me, but when you come into that kind of $$$$$ and you were working, aresn'y you somehow obligated to move on and create an opening for people who really need those jobs?


                It's not just you. I also figure that if you come into that kind of money you should move on and let somebody else have your job. Call it karma, social responsibility, whatever.  I can appreciate that some want need a job to provide routine and stability, but there are plenty of opportunities to do volunteer work. If I won a jackpot I might do something like that, but no way in hell would I keep a real job that could interfere with taking long weekends or going off for 3 or 4 weeks at a time.

                Floridian is right. Even if they want to keep their jobs, the people they work with wil make them change their minds in ahurry.

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                  Posted: October 5, 2006, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                  Common sense says leave job and area and start afresh in new surroundings and avoid all the headache.  Some people are bent on showing people "Hey, I want to remain normal, money won't change me."  DUMB!  That kind of money, may not change you, but it sure will change how people relate to you. 

                  Why wait to receive all the drama from folks, which will only make you bitter towards relationships, just start over, and those who are true friends and family will not change up on you. 

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                    Common sense says leave job and area and start afresh in new surroundings and avoid all the headache.  Some people are bent on showing people "Hey, I want to remain normal, money won't change me."  DUMB!  That kind of money, may not change you, but it sure will change how people relate to you. 

                    Why wait to receive all the drama from folks, which will only make you bitter towards relationships, just start over, and those who are true friends and family will not change up on you. 

                    I agree. Leave the area soon and start a new life. Keep truth friends and relative.

                     

                    My grandfather taught me that, "Dirtpoor walking about town, no one greeting; Filthyrich, living in jungle, there will be friends."

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                      Posted: October 5, 2006, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

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                      The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read this straight through, and you'll get the point.

                       

                      1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

                      2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

                      3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.

                               4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

                               5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.

                               6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

                       

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                      How did you do?

                       

                      The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

                       

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                               Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

                       

                      1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

                      2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

                      3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

                       4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

                       5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

                       

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                        Easier?

                       The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

                       

                       

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                        Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life. 

                       

                        "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia" (Charles Schultz)