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What new " habits" do you see yourself picking up or leaving behind should you win the lottery?

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Posted: April 13, 2014, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

I plan to eat bon bons every day!

That made me laugh...and think of Peggy Bundy.

I can't think of many habits I'd leave behind, but after I put the JP in the bank,  I'd probably set Amazon.com as my home page.  I've got a hundred things on my wish list there, nothing really fancy,  mostly practical things I've always wanted but don't have room for at this point in time.  Most of them are cooking/baking related but I also want a couple of huge external hard drives that are out of my price range right now.

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    That made me laugh...and think of Peggy Bundy.

    I can't think of many habits I'd leave behind, but after I put the JP in the bank,  I'd probably set Amazon.com as my home page.  I've got a hundred things on my wish list there, nothing really fancy,  mostly practical things I've always wanted but don't have room for at this point in time.  Most of them are cooking/baking related but I also want a couple of huge external hard drives that are out of my price range right now.

    F- amazon.com

    to hades with Amazon as a home page ..... try hammacher and the grommet

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      i  would   just   travel  the   world

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        Posted: April 14, 2014, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

        That made me laugh...and think of Peggy Bundy.

        I can't think of many habits I'd leave behind, but after I put the JP in the bank,  I'd probably set Amazon.com as my home page.  I've got a hundred things on my wish list there, nothing really fancy,  mostly practical things I've always wanted but don't have room for at this point in time.  Most of them are cooking/baking related but I also want a couple of huge external hard drives that are out of my price range right now.

        Glad someone got it! lol

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          Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

          Hammacher Schlemmer is OK to look through now 'n then, but there are only a few things in there that I would buy, no matter how much money I had.  Otherwise, it's a catalog of rich boy's/girl's toys.  As far as The Grommet, I'm not much on knick-knacks, clever as they may be. $40 for a Tabletop Catapult?  People who buy things like that have more money than sense.  Besides that, I dislike websites w/ persistent nag screens.

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            I would leave behind the constant penny pinching to make ends meet. Does it mean I'd splurge? Nah....I'd stil be conservative but not to the point where I have to give up the necessities to pay for my electric. Sometimes food clothing and shelter take a hit with utilities. 

            Definitely not be employed for anyone other then myself.  find time to travel and visit my relatives. 

            My tipping habits remain the same. I tip rarely ...only because I can tell those that do it for the money and those that genuinely love their job and could careless about the tip. basically if you care more for the money then the person you are serving....get out of the business. Customer is priority...the money will follow... 

            I'd definitely spend more time doing charity work...be it reading at the library to young ones or helping with habitat. community is important.

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              Posted: April 15, 2014, 12:11 am - IP Logged

              I think I would eat out more and not fast food but restuarants.  If I could get the second place prize in powerball I could manage fine for a good ten years off of $500,000.  Maybe even stretch it to twenty years because an extra $25,000 a year would be nice.  That is what I play powerball for anyways the $2 million prize not the jackpot.  Unless the jackpot is willing to come along too then so be it.-weshar75

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                I would leave behind the constant penny pinching to make ends meet. Does it mean I'd splurge? Nah....I'd stil be conservative but not to the point where I have to give up the necessities to pay for my electric. Sometimes food clothing and shelter take a hit with utilities. 

                Definitely not be employed for anyone other then myself.  find time to travel and visit my relatives. 

                My tipping habits remain the same. I tip rarely ...only because I can tell those that do it for the money and those that genuinely love their job and could careless about the tip. basically if you care more for the money then the person you are serving....get out of the business. Customer is priority...the money will follow... 

                I'd definitely spend more time doing charity work...be it reading at the library to young ones or helping with habitat. community is important.

                "My tipping habits remain the same. I tip rarely ...only because I can tell those that do it for the money and those that genuinely love their job and could careless about the tip. basically if you care more for the money then the person you are serving....get out of the business."

                With all due respect, that is one of the crazier things I've ever heard. And believe me, I've heard some crazy sh!t.

                How many waitresses have you met that " genuinely love their job and could care less about the tip"?

                My guess would be about...oh...let's see...maybe...none!

                Admit it, TGG, you're just a cheapskate.  Yes Nod

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                  "My tipping habits remain the same. I tip rarely ...only because I can tell those that do it for the money and those that genuinely love their job and could careless about the tip. basically if you care more for the money then the person you are serving....get out of the business."

                  With all due respect, that is one of the crazier things I've ever heard. And believe me, I've heard some crazy sh!t.

                  How many waitresses have you met that " genuinely love their job and could care less about the tip"?

                  My guess would be about...oh...let's see...maybe...none!

                  Admit it, TGG, you're just a cheapskate.  Yes Nod

                  Wow! Well, this is one of those times where I must agree with you, Ridge. Waitresses are doing a job...they're waiting on several tables at a time, hand and foot SIMULTANEOUSLY, and deserve to be tipped even if it isn't as much due to a lesser experience at a given time. Waiters and waitresses alike DEPEND ON THOSE TIPS to pick up  the slack of a LOW HOURLY WAGE. Forget that 15% business...I leave 20%-25% of my bill if they just keep my tea topped off and smile when they pass by. These people really do work for a good tip and I do my part to pick up for the slackers as described in your post.

                   

                  DISCLAIMER: You and I are still frienemies...nothing has changed and I'm still waiting to cut you a new one.Eek

                   

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                    Posted: April 15, 2014, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                    I would leave behind the constant penny pinching to make ends meet. Does it mean I'd splurge? Nah....I'd stil be conservative but not to the point where I have to give up the necessities to pay for my electric. Sometimes food clothing and shelter take a hit with utilities. 

                    Definitely not be employed for anyone other then myself.  find time to travel and visit my relatives. 

                    My tipping habits remain the same. I tip rarely ...only because I can tell those that do it for the money and those that genuinely love their job and could careless about the tip. basically if you care more for the money then the person you are serving....get out of the business. Customer is priority...the money will follow... 

                    I'd definitely spend more time doing charity work...be it reading at the library to young ones or helping with habitat. community is important.

                    ThudPeople who wait tables care about feeding their kids, paying bills, they are not in it because they want to wait on some cheapskate hand and foot for free.

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                      Posted: April 15, 2014, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                      I plan to eat bon bons every day!

                      Looks yummy!!

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                        "My tipping habits remain the same. I tip rarely ...only because I can tell those that do it for the money and those that genuinely love their job and could careless about the tip. basically if you care more for the money then the person you are serving....get out of the business."

                        With all due respect, that is one of the crazier things I've ever heard. And believe me, I've heard some crazy sh!t.

                        How many waitresses have you met that " genuinely love their job and could care less about the tip"?

                        My guess would be about...oh...let's see...maybe...none!

                        Admit it, TGG, you're just a cheapskate.  Yes Nod

                        Wow! I couldn't believe her comment either.

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                          Wow! Well, this is one of those times where I must agree with you, Ridge. Waitresses are doing a job...they're waiting on several tables at a time, hand and foot SIMULTANEOUSLY, and deserve to be tipped even if it isn't as much due to a lesser experience at a given time. Waiters and waitresses alike DEPEND ON THOSE TIPS to pick up  the slack of a LOW HOURLY WAGE. Forget that 15% business...I leave 20%-25% of my bill if they just keep my tea topped off and smile when they pass by. These people really do work for a good tip and I do my part to pick up for the slackers as described in your post.

                           

                          DISCLAIMER: You and I are still frienemies...nothing has changed and I'm still waiting to cut you a new one.Eek

                           

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                            Posted: April 16, 2014, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                            i  would   just   travel  the   world

                            I would do the same. Traveling the world with a lottery jackpot win would feel great.

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                              "DISCLAIMER: You and I are still frienemies...nothing has changed and I'm still waiting to cut you a new one."

                              Whoa, always with the negative waves, man.

                              Relax, think happy thoughts.

                              They say that politicians are frienemies in Washington DC. LOL

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