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I got an idea ! Idea

They should start a millionire lottery where only people with a net worth of a million or more can play.

We wouldn't want them to be deprived of that 5th house. You know, the one that's lacking in their lives, the one in Beverly Hills. It gets boring staying at one house all the time. I can only imagine how they must feel.

What would the Jones' think?

I would feel so sick and saddened if they didn't get what they wanted, whenever they wanted it.  Puke

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    I got an idea ! Idea

    They should start a millionire lottery where only people with a net worth of a million or more can play.

    We wouldn't want them to be deprived of that 5th house. You know, the one that's lacking in their lives, the one in Beverly Hills. It gets boring staying at one house all the time. I can only imagine how they must feel.

    What would the Jones' think?

    I would feel so sick and saddened if they didn't get what they wanted, whenever they wanted it.  Puke

    Slippery slope you are on here Pacattack05.  But I do understand what you mean, nothing worse then watching a super rich person WIN MORE money... but they have EVERY right to play.  And once you start 'qualifying' who can play it takes a ugly turn...

    by the way don't you drive a Yugo...??

    Money won is twice as good as money earned!


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      Slippery slope you are on here Pacattack05.  But I do understand what you mean, nothing worse then watching a super rich person WIN MORE money... but they have EVERY right to play.  And once you start 'qualifying' who can play it takes a ugly turn...

      by the way don't you drive a Yugo...??

      I don't have the power to qualify anyone from playing. Even If I did have the authority, I wouldn't use it to eliminate the rich from playing.

      I would hope that they have the conscience and the courtesy, but we all know they don't have that kind of mindset. The more they make, the more they want.

      You're right, who needs to drive a nice car? Not me.

      In fact, tomorrow I'm gonna send 10 percent of my earnings to a random millionaire every week. Just in case I happen to get a little ahead of the game. I don't wanna make them feel like they worked so hard for their money, as to have a peon like me  drive alongside them in a Mercedes. That might make them very upset.

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        I think  money is more useful to young people.    But jackpot winners are always old people.  

         

        W hat a pity it is Dead !!         

        ONLY the people who PLAY the LOTTERY reaally need D MONY and

        a good life insurance POLICY to back-up the FAILURE's of LIFE!!!!!

        Old people have ALL D "LUCK" Lep Jack-in-the-Box

        and Time to PARTY

        PartyPartyDrum  White BounceWhite BounceSad Cheers

        PSYKOMO 


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          Posted: March 1, 2008, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

          I don't expect you folks to understand me.

          I've lived here for almost ten years, driving these rich folks around. I've had first hand experience with how they treat the rest of us. They way they tip. Their outlook on whatever conversation we might be having at the time.

          They live in a golf community with a 3 million dollar home, and complain about a 40 dollar taxi ride. They drop 300 bucks in a restaurant and then tip you 5 bucks for 60 dollar ride. They probably pay more in electricity in their homes than I make every month. They pay anywhere from 5,000 bucks to upwards of 100,000 or more a year in golf club fees and memberships, while only staying for 3 or 4 months of the year, then complain about high gas prices.

          I could go on and on.

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            I don't expect you folks to understand me.

            I've lived here for almost ten years, driving these rich folks around. I've had first hand experience with how they treat the rest of us. They way they tip. Their outlook on whatever conversation we might be having at the time.

            They live in a golf community with a 3 million dollar home, and complain about a 40 dollar taxi ride. They drop 300 bucks in a restaurant and then tip you 5 bucks for 60 dollar ride. They probably pay more in electricity in their homes than I make every month. They pay anywhere from 5,000 bucks to upwards of 100,000 or more a year in golf club fees and memberships, while only staying for 3 or 4 months of the year, then complain about high gas prices.

            I could go on and on.

            Pac writes:I don't expect you folks to understand me"

            Pac, maybe it's your attitude? I've read your posts for over 2 years and you constantly mention this as if they owe you something. I don't think there is anything wrong with what you do for a living, but it sounds as if you resent your passengers because they live better than you do. Maybe they worked hard for it? I ran around for 10 hours on my feet in very high end stores where people spent $10,000 on a sofa.  Yes, many of them were obnoxious and many of them were also incredibly nice people who invited me to dinner or sent me thank you gifts.  I've been invited to parties on Sanibel and Marco Islands held in those "$3 million homes" and the people weren't pretentious at all.  One of the nicest customers I sold a desk & file to owns an airline and lives in Barefoot Beach. I'm guessing those houses facing the Gulf cost way more than $3 million.

            My neighbor works in an exclusive Naples salon and is the personal cosmetician/masseuse to some of the wealthiest people in the world, not just Florida.  I don't mean $5 million either.  One client is a famous celebrity who makes over $30 million.  You can figure it out, if you know some of the more famous Naples residents.  She said this person treats her like a personal friend and is a very generous tipper.

            Then there are those jerks who live in their own world and everyone else is some kind of alien creature.  Guess what?  It's that way in every income bracket.  A poor, miserable a**hole is going to be a rich, miserable a**hole.  A kind, charitable person isn't going to change just because he/she becomes wealthy.

            Last year we had a charity dinner for needy children and people like Martha Stewart, Judge Judy, Emeril...attended and raised over $15 million for the kids in Collier County.  I know it's a tax write-off and many people just want to be seen with the Who's Who crowd, but they had another one this year and raised another $14 million. (the economy is apparently affecting even the very rich)  It was $7,000 a couple to attend the function. 

            I live in a dumpy, old duplex and my slumlord is a multi-millionaire who lives in MI.  He owns many properties, including a couple of strips malls.  He's very tight with his money.  He's also a forensic scientist (yup, just like CSI) who identifies remains. He went to Ground Zero and New Orleans.  If they didn't pay him well, I doubt if he would have gone.  He's cheap..so what?  I don't have to live here.

            To quote you..."I could go on and on." 

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              @Pac: Which only means you stop driving taxis and open a restaurant with a golf course. 

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                Pac writes:I don't expect you folks to understand me"

                Pac, maybe it's your attitude? I've read your posts for over 2 years and you constantly mention this as if they owe you something. I don't think there is anything wrong with what you do for a living, but it sounds as if you resent your passengers because they live better than you do. Maybe they worked hard for it? I ran around for 10 hours on my feet in very high end stores where people spent $10,000 on a sofa.  Yes, many of them were obnoxious and many of them were also incredibly nice people who invited me to dinner or sent me thank you gifts.  I've been invited to parties on Sanibel and Marco Islands held in those "$3 million homes" and the people weren't pretentious at all.  One of the nicest customers I sold a desk & file to owns an airline and lives in Barefoot Beach. I'm guessing those houses facing the Gulf cost way more than $3 million.

                My neighbor works in an exclusive Naples salon and is the personal cosmetician/masseuse to some of the wealthiest people in the world, not just Florida.  I don't mean $5 million either.  One client is a famous celebrity who makes over $30 million.  You can figure it out, if you know some of the more famous Naples residents.  She said this person treats her like a personal friend and is a very generous tipper.

                Then there are those jerks who live in their own world and everyone else is some kind of alien creature.  Guess what?  It's that way in every income bracket.  A poor, miserable a**hole is going to be a rich, miserable a**hole.  A kind, charitable person isn't going to change just because he/she becomes wealthy.

                Last year we had a charity dinner for needy children and people like Martha Stewart, Judge Judy, Emeril...attended and raised over $15 million for the kids in Collier County.  I know it's a tax write-off and many people just want to be seen with the Who's Who crowd, but they had another one this year and raised another $14 million. (the economy is apparently affecting even the very rich)  It was $7,000 a couple to attend the function. 

                I live in a dumpy, old duplex and my slumlord is a multi-millionaire who lives in MI.  He owns many properties, including a couple of strips malls.  He's very tight with his money.  He's also a forensic scientist (yup, just like CSI) who identifies remains. He went to Ground Zero and New Orleans.  If they didn't pay him well, I doubt if he would have gone.  He's cheap..so what?  I don't have to live here.

                To quote you..."I could go on and on." 

                It's pretty pathetic that a low life like me gives better tips to a taxi driver, or someone who delivers a pizza to me, than someone who complains over and over about petty crap which doesen't mean a drop in the bucket to them.

                You're damn right I got an attitude ! It sickens me. Excuse me while I go throw up !


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                  @Pac: Which only means you stop driving taxis and open a restaurant with a golf course. 

                  You're right. Why didn't I think of that? I forgot all about the 100 grand in my bank for startup expenses. What was I thinking?


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                    Last year we had a charity dinner for needy children and people like Martha Stewart, Judge Judy, Emeril...attended and raised over $15 million for the kids in Collier County.  I know it's a tax write-off and many people just want to be seen with the Who's Who crowd, but they had another one this year and raised another $14 million. (the economy is apparently affecting even the very rich)  It was $7,000 a couple to attend the function. 

                    So freakin what? Good for them. Like that makes everything else they do ok?

                    I feel so bad that the economy apparently affects the rich...Awww! precious...

                    Please give me a break. You gotta come up with something better than that nonesense.

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                      You're right. Why didn't I think of that? I forgot all about the 100 grand in my bank for startup expenses. What was I thinking?

                      100 grand. 4 options:

                      a) Pac with $100,000 

                      b) Pac with a business plan and 50 friends with $2,000 each. 

                      c) Pac with a business plan and 40 friends with $2,500 each.

                      d) Pac with a business plan and 10 bigshot friends with $10,000 each. 

                      You drive a taxi and have been doing so for a few years. You must have met hundreds of people by now.

                       

                      (I know of a guy who raised millions at about 25 bucks a person. Six million in one day alone, last year.)

                      In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                      Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                        My remark about the economy was facetious.  I was only saying that you aren't a worthy charity, Pac.  I can't believe you never get a good tip.  I'm guessing that's a small percentage of your passengers.  Why are there so many who resent successful people when most of those who complain are trying to win the lottery and get the easy way out?  Sure there are trust fund brats, but most of the rich people I've met saved all their lives and worked for every penny. Some got lucky in real estate, others had 401K plans and IRAs, others worked 3 jobs and bought a lot of land 30 years ago.  Sure there are cheap people who have money, just like there are cheap people who go to bars and don't leave tips.

                        The 2 cheapest people I've ever met in my life ....  1 was a factory worker who drove the cab of a truck that he picked up at a junk yard..no back, whatever that's called.  The other was an M.D. who lived in an exclusive community, taught at M.I.T. and searched through the trash for coupons! The first left 10% at restaurants and the second would buy movie tickets in advance to save 50 cents.

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                          Posted: March 1, 2008, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                          I think  money is more useful to young people.    But jackpot winners are always old people.  

                           

                          W hat a pity it is Dead !!         

                          I beleive that the reason is the way the "extra money" is used between young and older...from what i have observed in stores the young (18-28) come in to buy cigarettes and other stuff they can enjoy with their friends (entertainment), the lotto line is usually ages 30 and up so it is that most "old" people are buying lotto thats why a disproportiante number of "old" winners..also when you are young you don't have that much money thats left over (reminds me of college days) and even if you do the focus is to spend it on fun with your buddies etc. Older people are more estabilished in their jobs, usually more times have extra bucks left in the pocket and the main reason i think is that they have already been through the "fun" period so they would be more inclined to use that money on other things like lottery

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                            I think  money is more useful to young people.    But jackpot winners are always old people.  

                             

                            W hat a pity it is Dead !!         

                            What are you - 12 yrs old?

                            takeemtothebank

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                              What are you - 12 yrs old?

                              LOL