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Posted: November 17, 2006, 11:19 am - IP Logged

there is a topic on giving tips right now.i was wondering though how many people here pay it forward.what i mean by that is when someone does something extraordinary or nice for you that you pass the favor on by doing something extraordinary or nice for the next person.does anyone here do these things?  the world would be a better place if each person does something like this.....

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    As a matter of fact I do. It is funny that you started this topic because I think of that all the time. Some people are funnt about sharing there picks weather it be qps or what. Like I say it all pays the same. So many times when I feel a good number is comming I do share that. not only with the lottery but in other places also. Letting cars in when there is a busy intersection. or in a line at the store they have one item i let them in front of me weather they ever pass that on who knows. There is also a person on lottery post that has done that for me and trust me I Have passed it on. They know who I'm talking about!!! Thanks mike may we all Pay it Forward !!!!!


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      Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

      there is a topic on giving tips right now.i was wondering though how many people here pay it forward.what i mean by that is when someone does something extraordinary or nice for you that you pass the favor on by doing something extraordinary or nice for the next person.does anyone here do these things?  the world would be a better place if each person does something like this.....

      Yes.........Lottomike...........

      The other topic makes me have a bad feeling in my stomach.......makes me feel really bad......I really have stayed off the site more because of it because it draws me back to it everytime I get on the computer and I get mad when I read more of it......

      I think most people here on this site are wonderful, sweet and kind people.

      I think most deffinitely that the world would be a better place if each person payed it forward.

      How many times have you seen a lonely person and smiled at them and said hello and they were supprised and they smiled back at you and made their day. 

      That doesn't cost anybody anything.....

      The world is a hard place to live and it is getting harder....Why does it have to be....

      Be kinder to one another,,,,,,,,

      You really dont know how long you have in this old world  so treat each other better.

       

                                                                     

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        Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

        The thread on tipping makes me wonder how many of the people that have vehemently said they don't tip, if they themselves were clerks, would be looking for a tip.

        I could just see someoen who says they never tip finding themselves working in a store that has lotto in a few months (you never know) and saying something like:

        "This guy came in and hit a scratcher for $500 today and didn't even  give us a tip."

         A few years ago a guy in Cincinnati got a fine when a meter maid caught him putting coins in someone else's meter - I think that's a very sad commentary. 

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          Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

          Yes Mike - always!!!  Life is better when you do for others!

                          Lovies

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            Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

            there is a topic on giving tips right now.i was wondering though how many people here pay it forward.what i mean by that is when someone does something extraordinary or nice for you that you pass the favor on by doing something extraordinary or nice for the next person.does anyone here do these things?  the world would be a better place if each person does something like this.....

            Mike....It just comes naturally for me every day.  I even keep a bunch of coins in the ashtray of my vehicle to give to people looking for money for food or coffee at red lights.  I don't know where the money winds up, but wherever it goes, they needed it for something.

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              Posted: November 17, 2006, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

              Ooooh good thread...

              It really applies to this site as well. I'm a relative newbie to this site, but very proficient (sp?) on a few of the more confusing and difficult lotto programs. Right off the bat, I started getting pm s regarding questions and tips on these programs. I have no problem helping folks out like that! I'm helpful, in hopes that if I need help later, I'll receive it too. Ya know, the golden rule. Paying it forward! I am starting to find out though, that some "quiet type" members here are super kind, helpful, and generous with their ideas. While some of the members that post everywhere and frequently, actually consistently ignore or thumb their nose at you. For you folks that think new LP members don't have anything to offer, ya might want to reconsider yer position on that. What goes around comes around. Always pay kindness and help forward... (especially here folks, c'mon) 

              What a wonderful world...

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                Posted: November 17, 2006, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                there is a topic on giving tips right now.i was wondering though how many people here pay it forward.what i mean by that is when someone does something extraordinary or nice for you that you pass the favor on by doing something extraordinary or nice for the next person.does anyone here do these things?  the world would be a better place if each person does something like this.....

                And sadly, I have concluded that no good deed goes unpunished.

                Now, if I could just convince the right entity that it would be pure punishment for me to actually win a large jackpot prize and just how much I would suffer from such a horrific win, I would gladly accept that punishment with minimal compliants.

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                  I find this is the key to live life by.I love to do things for others, because there have been many times in my life when others have done things for me.As far as tipping or any sort of giving it should be done from the heart not out of feeling it's something that should be done. For me if I win something I want everyone to share in that feeling of getting something unexpected. My husband always says if we ever do win a big jackpot he is taking his share first because I'll give the rest of it away. However in my life I have found the more I give to others the more it comes back to me, Thus the saying you can't out give GOD is very real in my life. There have been many times when my need wasn't always money, but something else and someone has always been there to meet that need. I always told my boys as they were growing up, be very careful about the way you treat others, the day may come when you are in a horrible stituation and there is only one person who can help you and then what if that one person is someone you were rude or uncaring to the past. I have had so many blessings in my life and I do love the way that feels, if I can cause someone else to feel that way with a kind word or deed or tip,e.t.c I am thankful for the chance to do so. Just my little view on things . Good luck everyone.

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                    And sadly, I have concluded that no good deed goes unpunished.

                    Now, if I could just convince the right entity that it would be pure punishment for me to actually win a large jackpot prize and just how much I would suffer from such a horrific win, I would gladly accept that punishment with minimal compliants.

                    LOL

                    What a wonderful world...

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                      The thread on tipping makes me wonder how many of the people that have vehemently said they don't tip, if they themselves were clerks, would be looking for a tip.

                      I could just see someoen who says they never tip finding themselves working in a store that has lotto in a few months (you never know) and saying something like:

                      "This guy came in and hit a scratcher for $500 today and didn't even  give us a tip."

                       A few years ago a guy in Cincinnati got a fine when a meter maid caught him putting coins in someone else's meter - I think that's a very sad commentary. 

                      CT:

                      You make some great points.  I am an old guy and somewhat set in my ways, however, I am not sure how I feel about all of this.

                      Us old guys who worked like hell to be able to retire never expected tips or a kind word from anyone.  All we wanted was to do the best we could every day for ourselves.  I have worked many, many, many 12 and 14 hour days including Saturday and Sunday just to be able to turn out the work as it was assigned.  No one said I had to do it, I could have quit any time I wanted.  I did it so I could put something aside for the future.  I did not take the job expecting anything more than what the salary was that came along with the job title.

                      I gave my superiors plenty of good work and hard work and never once got even a thank you.  It was expected.  That's how corporate America functions.  I did it for 31 years, so when you all talk about tips and giving back or paying it forward as you put it, it is hard for an old guy like me to part with my hard earned money.

                      I can not tell you how my wife and I struggled to put our kids through college.  The difficulty of even being able to buy the proper clothes, paying for transportation, etc.  I can remember when I first started how scarce food was and what we had to go through to put a decent meal on the table.

                      So according to you guys I should give everyone some of it for their service to me.  If you hold a service job you know what it is going in.  If you do not like the outcome, quit and find something else that suits you better or is more in keeping with your expectations.  I personally am tired of everyone thinking the rest of us owe them something.  When you guys and gals put in your 60 to 80 hours a week for 30 years, well! you know where I am coming from.

                      If this makes me crass and uncaring, then so be it.  I believe I am still entitled to my opinion even after the recent election. 

                      You guys are fond of talking about you do not get something for nothing and it all takes hard work to win at the lottery.  Then why should I give away my hard earned money for a smile and a glad hand which is not sincere in the first place.  It just marketing guys, just marketing.

                      But CT, with all that said I am still going to ponder what you said and maybe I will have an epiphany.

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                        there is a topic on giving tips right now.i was wondering though how many people here pay it forward.what i mean by that is when someone does something extraordinary or nice for you that you pass the favor on by doing something extraordinary or nice for the next person.does anyone here do these things?  the world would be a better place if each person does something like this.....

                        Agree..

                        Great post Mike..

                        Enjoyed every post of it..

                         

                        My Goal in life was to teach someone how to read..  My son had a learning disability that caused him to have a horrible time in early elementary learning to read.. I prayed nightly for the child.  Without the proper skills to teach him myself, I prayed that God would find someone to help him and in return I would educate myself to be able to return the favor to some other child who was walking in the same shoes.  My son was blessed with a wonderful teacher who took the time to teach him from scratch, as I went back to college to be a teacher.  I went into special education, and lived up to my Goal and Promise to teach other children who were struggling how to read.  I love it. 

                        I have also spent my free time teaching adults math to pass GED.. and writing. 

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                          floridian

                           Good points, I'm an "old guy" too, at least as compared to most here I'd guess. Except for a stint working in a refinery and a little time with the phone company, my background is military and then casino work. 

                          The casino work gave me a little more of an inside look at this kind of thing, and like I said in the last post in the tipping part, let me add that often people "in the business" can be the worst. 

                          Many of them are good tippers themselves (A good tipper is known as a "George", most casino people have no idea why that name but it comes from "Generous George". Players are either "George" or "Stiff". Dealers have been known to spend hours debating whether a player is a Stiff or a George. "I'm telling you, the guy's a George." "No he ain't, he's stiff...."

                          But here's the thing, and I actually saw this far too many times. A dealer is on a game and a player gets lucky, let's say they bought in for $50 and walks with $500 and throws in a $25 tip (known as a "toke", in Nevada it's tokes). That dealer says,

                          "What a stiff, wins $500 and gives us $25."

                          Same dealer, after the shift, goes out and plays. Next day at work that same dealer - "He only gave us $25" is saying,

                          "I wnet out and made a laydown last night, had the boys on the pass line for $1, bet a $1 eleven for them, and a $1 hard six."

                          In other words, when someone handed him a $25 tip, he consideredd that person chintzy, but when he made three $1 bets "for the boys" it was an event. I always asked guys like that when eas the last time thye had tipped anyone $25.

                           One thing that has surprised me in both this and the tipping thread is hardly anyone has mentioned tipping for luck. That's one of the main reasons a lot of people do it.

                          While I'm at it, let me tell this story. We had a player from colorado who was a really nice guy (not always the case for people who bet a lot). He caugt a roll one night, won a lot, and later on the pit boss told the two crap crews the guy liked to meet at a very popular Vegas bar after work. 

                          The guy threw a party for the boss and the dealers, everything was paid for, everything. This should go in the Guiness Book of World Records, but even the tail waitresses at this bar refused any tips, everytime somoen tried to tip them, they said,

                          "Not necessary, Don has taken care of everything."

                          Vegas waitresses refusing tips- WHOA!

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                            Thank you sooo much "you-know-who". That was very generous and makes me feel a little more welcome. I feel like I just won!

                            What a wonderful world...

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                              I give of my time not only here, but outside in my world. I was strongly (and to some degree still am) discouraged into just giving people my winning numbers because this person claims that its bad karma, or bad luck when they have ill-intentions...It dosn't  affect me, only if I allow it to. I create my own luck and my own situation. 

                              The numbers can't play themselves, but boy was I in for a surprise to find out that pretty much everyone I know will not risk even a single dollar to invest in a potential winner (win or lose), it was a better investment instead for them to keep that dollar in an a bank. No matter how many people I would like to help, there is no way help can be relized when someone dosn't wan't to accept it.

                              "The happiest moment of your life will be the moment it ends...thats because it doesn't end but goes on in ways so magnificent, so full of peace - wisdom - and joy, as to make it difficult to describe  and impossible for you to comprehend"

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