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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


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

  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!

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

  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.

  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.


  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. :)

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

  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.

  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.

  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.