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Monday, April 20, 2015

$650,000,000 DOWN THE DRAIN - a crankiy re-run

$650,000,000 DOWN THE DRAIN
This week's cranky re-run is from April 2012
 

Well…$1.00 down the drain, but I was prepared to spend $650 million.


Mrs. Cranky bought a one dollar ticket for the record size lottery this week.  We did not win.  While we were waiting to lose, we discussed how we were going to spend the money. 


I suggested as multi (650) millionaires we would have to move from our comfortable but bourgeois townhouse.  Mrs. C disagreed.  We had our first fight in four years.


Mrs. C wanted to give large sums of money to brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends.  I disagreed.  We had our second real fight in four years.


Mrs. C wanted a vacation home on the Jersey Shore.  I wanted a palace in Bermuda.  We had our third real fight in four years.


I wanted a new car for everyday of the week.  Mrs. C said those cars would take up too much space in our bourgeois townhouse parking lot,  she wanted a giant SUV.  We had our fourth real fight in four years.


Fortunately we did not win the $650 million.  Our marriage could not have survived the pressure of spending all that money.


Personally, I think she wasted the one dollar on such a foolish pipe-dream. 


She wants to buy another ticket next week. 


We are now having our fifth real fight in the last four years

12 comments:

  1. Ah but wan't all that dreaming and fighting fun and all for only a dollar. Cheap entertainment.

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  2. Maybe it would be better to throw a dollar out of the window as you go down the street and watch someone scramble to pick it up!

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  3. Hahaha
    That is always good to dream of pie in the sky. Then you return to reality and really appreciate what you have.

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  4. Ha! I'd like to have lots of money, but not because I think money would solve all of my problems. It's just that I've exhausted the problems that come from a lack of money and would like to try something different.

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    1. LOL you are hilarious! Always.

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  5. LOL :) It is funny though because we do the same thing, buy a ticket and then dream, and then the bubble gets popped when we don't win.

    betty

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  6. Bwahahahahahahahaha. See lots of money just causes problems. Far better to just be comfortable financially. That's the ticket.

    Have a fabulous day Cranky. :)

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  7. I'm reminded of the Joe E. Lewis quote, "I've been rich & I've been poor--rich is better!!"

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  8. Along fishducky's train of thought...I know money doesn't buy happiness, but it's a lot easier to cry in a Mercedes than in a Yugo.

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  9. Can't win if you don't play! If it was a sure thing, it would be called investing, not gambling. Investing. Which is its own form of gambling.

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  10. "Money is better than poverty-if only for financial reasons" Woody Allen
    I've had poor and poverty, living from payday to payday with not a cent left over to save, I've never been comfortably off in my life. Time for a change I say! I have a ticket in our next "big" lottery and have all fingers crossed.
    I agree with Mrs C about NOT having a new car everyday, that's a shocking waste of money. A couple of vacation homes might be okay. Certainly large sums of money for my family is part of my idea if I win.

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