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woodworm

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04-02-2010 08:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource humor question

I’m not sure if other Ljs was ahead of me. Just to find out what will you do or what is your first reaction when you find your bank account shows a balance of $88,888,888,888.88? Me? first I will be fainted for 5hrs. and what is next?....I don’t know…really.

http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/109237/if-you-were-billionaire-for-five-hours

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.


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559dustdesigns

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 10:58 AM

Do banks ever make mistakes that aren’t in their favor?
I’d probably order a bunch of tools hoping they would let me keep the purchases I made before they take their money back. lol

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 02:32 PM

Make sure my Mom and wife get everything they ever wanted

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 03:03 PM

Well, knowing myself, I would no doubt give it back to them, but it would be fun to think you could draw it out, put it in a box and bury it somewhere….serve a few years in jail if thats what it comes to, then be a billionaire the rest of your life :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 03:30 PM

Demand a compensation for your troubles say 10% finders fee

Lew – are you ever in trouble !! Don’t you know you are supposed to say My Wife then my mom, you are not supposed to mention your mother before your wife.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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woodworm

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#5 posted 04-02-2010 03:44 PM

Daddyz,
I positively think Lew is right. A mother has the right over the son even when the son is married. The mother has the right over the daughter when the daughter is still single. When a daughter is married to a man, she is fully respossible to her husband and no longer to her mother – this is in accordance with muslim religious rules. I do not know about others.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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BreakingBoardom

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#6 posted 04-02-2010 08:38 PM

Maybe instantly transfer the money into a swiss account. Then, like Snowy River said, spend my jail time thinking of how I am going spend it and how big of a shop I’ll need to store all the tools and lumber I’m going to buy! lol.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#7 posted 04-02-2010 08:52 PM

Woodworm

Didn’t mean to offend ( not muslim )

Meant as a joke as in humor

Most women I know want to be more important to you than your Mother.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 04-02-2010 09:03 PM

I would transfer it to a Swiss bank account, then start dividing it up with all the people who have been screwed by the banks in the Depression they just caused ;-)) Serve teh B#&^%*#% right :-)) :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 04-02-2010 09:04 PM

A few years ago I would have giving it back too, but I have leaned my lesson by being too honest in a world of thieves and copro pigs rooting at the trough.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 04-02-2010 09:09 PM

I’d buy Latvia.

No particular reason. I just bet it’s a nice country, and … one that I’d like to own :-)

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 04-03-2010 12:07 AM

I’d buy a tape that I could find in the shop. And maybe a pencil for Mario. Maybe a few boards for David so he could finish the house. Get Grizz some wood so he could play in the shop.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 04-03-2010 01:00 AM

i’d buy a cup of tea as it didnt matter what i brought 5 hours later i would be giving it back if i could keep it then i would get my dream workshop and toys to go with LOL….........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#13 posted 04-03-2010 01:11 AM

pommy ,

an interesting idea ,

drink tea for 5 hours ,
then use the bank restroom ,
and give it back to them !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 04-03-2010 01:23 AM

Transfer half into an account at a different institution. Then spend the rest.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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