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Why arent people ashamed when asking complete strangers for money??

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Posted: March 28, 2013, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

Why ?? Why would you feel totally comfortable in asking a lottery winner or anyone you don't know from Adam for money??? I would be to embarrassed to just write a letter to a complete stranger and ask for some ungodly amount of money!!! Much less come up to them in person...I dont know how in the world I'd handle that as a lottery winner....I would hope saying no would be the answer...and I'd hope that I would have to do anything more serious than that....

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    Posted: March 28, 2013, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

    Why ?? Why would you feel totally comfortable in asking a lottery winner or anyone you don't know from Adam for money??? I would be to embarrassed to just write a letter to a complete stranger and ask for some ungodly amount of money!!! Much less come up to them in person...I dont know how in the world I'd handle that as a lottery winner....I would hope saying no would be the answer...and I'd hope that I would have to do anything more serious than that....

    It depends on the meaning people attach to money. Different people attach different meanings. If someone works hard for their money and believes others should to, they would have a problem with asking others for money. If someone believes that they are entitled to other people's money (for whatever reasons) then they will have no problem asking for money.

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      Posted: March 28, 2013, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

      It depends on the meaning people attach to money. Different people attach different meanings. If someone works hard for their money and believes others should to, they would have a problem with asking others for money. If someone believes that they are entitled to other people's money (for whatever reasons) then they will have no problem asking for money.

      I Agree!

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        Posted: March 28, 2013, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

        If I ever beat the long odds of winning a multi state lottery jackpot, I think it might prove interesting to respond to the barage of letters that will file in once its known. I will have a standard first response form letter similiar to the strategy of what the insurance company did in one of my favorite J. Grisham novels.

         

        Dear Applicant,

         

        Please be advised that your letter was received in good faith, but as you might imagine, there are thousands of others that are appealing for assistance many of whom are suffering more dire circumstances than you.

        I will document your request in my system and ask that you follow up two years from the date of your original correspondence. Do this only if your situation remains the same or has gotten worse. Contacting me before that time will result in your application being disqualified permanently.

         

        Sincerely,

        Good Samaritan

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          Posted: March 28, 2013, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

          If I ever beat the long odds of winning a multi state lottery jackpot, I think it might prove interesting to respond to the barage of letters that will file in once its known. I will have a standard first response form letter similiar to the strategy of what the insurance company did in one of my favorite J. Grisham novels.

           

          Dear Applicant,

           

          Please be advised that your letter was received in good faith, but as you might imagine, there are thousands of others that are appealing for assistance many of whom are suffering more dire circumstances than you.

          I will document your request in my system and ask that you follow up two years from the date of your original correspondence. Do this only if your situation remains the same or has gotten worse. Contacting me before that time will result in your application being disqualified permanently.

           

          Sincerely,

          Good Samaritan

          i like it, I would only change it to 5 years, then respond in 4.5 years begging for money because I blew all the lotto money.

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            Posted: March 28, 2013, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

            Asking a lottery winner for money is not only degrading to those who ask for money but even more degrading to the lottery winner themselves. I would feel as if someone pushes me in the corner.

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              Posted: March 28, 2013, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

              i like it, I would only change it to 5 years, then respond in 4.5 years begging for money because I blew all the lotto money.

              I like it to .... but then I'd change it to 10 years and hope they'll have forgotten

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                Posted: March 28, 2013, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                i like it, I would only change it to 5 years, then respond in 4.5 years begging for money because I blew all the lotto money.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2013, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                  I Agree!

                  I Agree!

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                    Posted: March 28, 2013, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I get asked for money and I haven't even won the lottery, had 3 so called charity workers knock on my door asking for donations. I know for a fact that some of them are not legit and scammers.

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                      Posted: March 28, 2013, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                      I get asked for money and I haven't even won the lottery, had 3 so called charity workers knock on my door asking for donations. I know for a fact that some of them are not legit and scammers.

                      There are professional fund raisers and professional beggars, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.

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                        Posted: March 28, 2013, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                        There are professional fund raisers and professional beggars, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.

                        That's true.

                         

                         

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                        UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                        2016 Total: -£24

                        Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                         

                        EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                        EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                        UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                          Posted: March 28, 2013, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                          Why ?? Why would you feel totally comfortable in asking a lottery winner or anyone you don't know from Adam for money??? I would be to embarrassed to just write a letter to a complete stranger and ask for some ungodly amount of money!!! Much less come up to them in person...I dont know how in the world I'd handle that as a lottery winner....I would hope saying no would be the answer...and I'd hope that I would have to do anything more serious than that....

                          Just like the NY Lottery slogan says, "Because you never know". Hyper

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                            Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                            It depends on the meaning people attach to money. Different people attach different meanings. If someone works hard for their money and believes others should to, they would have a problem with asking others for money. If someone believes that they are entitled to other people's money (for whatever reasons) then they will have no problem asking for money.

                            So true, many have their hands out, sick of looking at them.

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                              Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                              Asking a lottery winner for money is not only degrading to those who ask for money but even more degrading to the lottery winner themselves. I would feel as if someone pushes me in the corner.

                              Its no different than someone standing at stoplights who attempt to wash your windows & want $5-$10 for both or $5.00 for the driver's side windshield... I was " offered a choice"..can you  believe that?
                              I asked this guy who was attempting to make a sale out of curiosity , where was the cut off point on my windshield for my side only and he said " he knows cause he does it all the time".