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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2018, 11:09:24 AM »
They know more about your muscular/skeletal system than any MD. The one I went to told me exactly what was wrong with my back, and what exercises to do at the gym to never come back into her office. Bad for her business, but good for me.
Or, you can go to a physical therapist (after having to run through an MD) and get similar excellent advice, without the high risk of the chrio setting up regular appointments forever into the future, selling you powders and shakes, voodooing your cancer away, etc. the thing is, they just arent consistent. If you found a good chiro, good cor you.

Absolutely, although as you point out you will need a referral from an MD. And insurance will only cover exactly what the MD writes up in the referral.

You don't have this problem with a  doctor of chiropracty. But yes, you will need to find one that isn't a witch doctor.
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« Reply #151 on: February 18, 2018, 01:02:04 PM »
Mar 15, 2018 lhamo
Apr 1, 2018 babybug
Apr 15, 2018 expnss
May 1, 2018 neverrun
May 13, 2018 kina
June 4, 2018 Beard N Bones (Dependence Day)
July 1, 2018 Finances_With_Purpose, partygypsy
July 4, 2018 Miss Piggy
July 6, 2018 nick663
July 15, 2018 Sibley, Roe
July 28,2018 penguintroopers
Aug 1, 2018 Apple_Tango, ShoulderThingThatGoesUp
Aug 15, 2018 Linda_Norway
Sept 29, 2018 Nederstash
Nov 15, 2018 Zamboni
Jan 15, 2019 Yt(NO3)3

Throwing my hat in the ring as well.  I'm thinking they'll wait until after the holiday to ask for more money.

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« Reply #152 on: February 19, 2018, 12:18:02 PM »
Great news, guys!

The sign is up on the front of the office space!!! "XXX Chiropractic" (not the real name) is in business! Well, except not really, because the inside is still just the basic framework of where walls will be eventually, and no equipment, and also no chiropractor until July at the earliest.....

But the sign is up!!!

See, here's another missed opportunity. If they named it "XXX Chiropractic", limited their clientele to the 18-and-over set, and promised a slightly naughty environment, they could more than double their prices and be well on their way to paying off that loan.

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« Reply #153 on: February 19, 2018, 01:00:55 PM »
:-)

They could likely quadruple their prices and still have a waitlist, Squeak! They'd have to find a way to arrange "discreet parking around back," though. I'm not sure whether or not the particular strip mall (pun not intended) is arranged properly for this. Some are, but others have back-to-back business with open and highly visible parking on all sides.

Perhaps they need to invest in an underground parking deck for their clients?

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« Reply #154 on: February 19, 2018, 01:31:56 PM »
Great news, guys!

The sign is up on the front of the office space!!! "XXX Chiropractic" (not the real name) is in business! Well, except not really, because the inside is still just the basic framework of where walls will be eventually, and no equipment, and also no chiropractor until July at the earliest.....

But the sign is up!!!

See, here's another missed opportunity. If they named it "XXX Chiropractic", limited their clientele to the 18-and-over set, and promised a slightly naughty environment, they could more than double their prices and be well on their way to paying off that loan.

I personally love this idea. Unfortunately I don't think it will be a hit with them. They hosted a "Prayer and Scripture Writing Event" yesterday at the [very much under construction] office space for folks to come and pray over the business... my mom said there were a fair number of political references during the event, too.

I mean, what says "foolproof business model" more than hosting a religiously and politically charged event for your fledgling business that immediately ostracizes half of your potential clientele? It's like I always say, "mix business with religion and politics whenever possible." Genius!

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« Reply #155 on: February 19, 2018, 02:58:09 PM »
Great news, guys!

The sign is up on the front of the office space!!! "XXX Chiropractic" (not the real name) is in business! Well, except not really, because the inside is still just the basic framework of where walls will be eventually, and no equipment, and also no chiropractor until July at the earliest.....

But the sign is up!!!

See, here's another missed opportunity. If they named it "XXX Chiropractic", limited their clientele to the 18-and-over set, and promised a slightly naughty environment, they could more than double their prices and be well on their way to paying off that loan.

I personally love this idea. Unfortunately I don't think it will be a hit with them. They hosted a "Prayer and Scripture Writing Event" yesterday at the [very much under construction] office space for folks to come and pray over the business... my mom said there were a fair number of political references during the event, too.

I mean, what says "foolproof business model" more than hosting a religiously and politically charged event for your fledgling business that immediately ostracizes half of your potential clientele? It's like I always say, "mix business with religion and politics whenever possible." Genius!

foothills, I think they're missing the third leg of the three-legged stool of starting a business. They've got religion and politics covered, now with the XXX suggestion, they can bring sex into the discussion. Once they've got all three of those "bring up at every opportunity" topics covered, business will BOOM!!!!

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« Reply #156 on: February 20, 2018, 11:52:44 AM »
Great news, guys!

The sign is up on the front of the office space!!! "XXX Chiropractic" (not the real name) is in business! Well, except not really, because the inside is still just the basic framework of where walls will be eventually, and no equipment, and also no chiropractor until July at the earliest.....

But the sign is up!!!

See, here's another missed opportunity. If they named it "XXX Chiropractic", limited their clientele to the 18-and-over set, and promised a slightly naughty environment, they could more than double their prices and be well on their way to paying off that loan.

I personally love this idea. Unfortunately I don't think it will be a hit with them. They hosted a "Prayer and Scripture Writing Event" yesterday at the [very much under construction] office space for folks to come and pray over the business... my mom said there were a fair number of political references during the event, too.

I mean, what says "foolproof business model" more than hosting a religiously and politically charged event for your fledgling business that immediately ostracizes half of your potential clientele? It's like I always say, "mix business with religion and politics whenever possible." Genius!

foothills, I think they're missing the third leg of the three-legged stool of starting a business. They've got religion and politics covered, now with the XXX suggestion, they can bring sex into the discussion. Once they've got all three of those "bring up at every opportunity" topics covered, business will BOOM!!!!

I know personally when I'm shopping around for a chiropractor, I prefer one who will:
  • Try to Save me during my adjustment
  • Berate me with politically charged rhetoric (why don't poor people just BUY more money, am I right?????)
  • Finish with a happy ending

Foolproof plan for success!

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« Reply #157 on: February 20, 2018, 08:50:50 PM »
  • Berate me with politically charged rhetoric (why don't poor people just BUY more money, am I right?????)
Please tell me that's a real quote.  I don't like to cheer for other people to fail but that just might push me over the edge.

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« Reply #158 on: February 21, 2018, 01:54:44 PM »
it's a rough translation a speech (in Italian) by Berlusconi.

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« Reply #159 on: February 23, 2018, 03:53:52 AM »

Mar 15, 2018 lhamo
Apr 1, 2018 babybug
Apr 11, 2018 Primm
Apr 15, 2018 expnss
May 1, 2018 neverrun
May 13, 2018 kina
June 4, 2018 Beard N Bones (Dependence Day)
July 1, 2018 Finances_With_Purpose, partygypsy
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July 6, 2018 nick663
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Aug 1, 2018 Apple_Tango, ShoulderThingThatGoesUp
Aug 15, 2018 Linda_Norway
Sept 29, 2018 Nederstash
Nov 15, 2018 Zamboni
Jan 15, 2019 Yt(NO3)3

Because I'm Australian, and apparently we'd bet on two flies crawling up a wall, here's mine. I'm not as optimistic as some.

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« Reply #160 on: February 23, 2018, 07:33:17 AM »
Great news, guys!

The sign is up on the front of the office space!!! "XXX Chiropractic" (not the real name) is in business! Well, except not really, because the inside is still just the basic framework of where walls will be eventually, and no equipment, and also no chiropractor until July at the earliest.....

But the sign is up!!!

See, here's another missed opportunity. If they named it "XXX Chiropractic", limited their clientele to the 18-and-over set, and promised a slightly naughty environment, they could more than double their prices and be well on their way to paying off that loan.

Wasn't this a Seinfeld episode with the adult only themed dentist office? 

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« Reply #161 on: March 06, 2018, 12:00:56 PM »
Any updates? Are they millionaires yet?

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« Reply #162 on: March 09, 2018, 10:12:15 PM »
Any updates? Are they millionaires yet?

frugalfoothills is probably busy enjoying her free house on her free, large plot of land by now. Give her a bit and she'll be back with an update.

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« Reply #163 on: March 09, 2018, 10:37:34 PM »
I didnít read all the posts yet.

I knew a Cp who booked every 7 min. So thatís slightly more than 8 patients/hour.

I think they can charge about $80 a visit. (Insurance might not cover all of that but people pay out of pocket here for the difference.)

Working 40h/week, 50 weeks a year.

8*40*50*$80 = $1,280,000.

Minus expenses of course & they need to build up a clientele.

But thatís maybe the math the school taught them.


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« Reply #164 on: March 09, 2018, 10:45:25 PM »
I knew a Cp who booked every 7 min. So thatís slightly more than 8 patients/hour.

I think they can charge about $80 a visit. (Insurance might not cover all of that but people pay out of pocket here for the difference.)

Working 40h/week, 50 weeks a year.

8*40*50*$80 = $1,280,000.

I knew this would have a Happy Ending, one way or another.

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« Reply #165 on: March 22, 2018, 01:17:08 PM »
Any updates? Are they millionaires yet?

frugalfoothills is probably busy enjoying her free house on her free, large plot of land by now. Give her a bit and she'll be back with an update.

I'm itching for an update as well.

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« Reply #166 on: March 23, 2018, 06:20:10 AM »

I knew this would have a Happy Ending, one way or another.

If they did offer chiro w/ a "happy ending" they might become millionaires.

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« Reply #167 on: March 23, 2018, 09:33:00 AM »

I knew this would have a Happy Ending, one way or another.

If they did offer chiro w/ a "happy ending" they might become millionaires.
They'd have endless queues if they use the salon techniques in "You Don't Mess with the Zohan".

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« Reply #168 on: March 23, 2018, 01:10:58 PM »

I knew this would have a Happy Ending, one way or another.

If they did offer chiro w/ a "happy ending" they might become millionaires.

Maintaining consistent 7 minute happy endings seems ambitious.

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« Reply #169 on: March 23, 2018, 01:13:35 PM »

I knew this would have a Happy Ending, one way or another.

If they did offer chiro w/ a "happy ending" they might become millionaires.

Maintaining consistent 7 minute happy endings seems ambitious.

No, it's OK. They only provide the last 30 seconds. That's all anyone's in for.

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« Reply #170 on: March 29, 2018, 02:30:55 PM »
Update on the soon to be millionaires: rolling into April, still 2 months away from BIL re-taking the licensing exam. Still a distinct possibility that he might not pass. As it stands now, earliest opening date is August. If he doesn't pass, it will mean re-taking again, and pushing earliest opening date back to November.

Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.

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« Reply #171 on: March 29, 2018, 02:47:53 PM »
Interesting. When will BIL get the results from his exam? If he fails, a lot will depend on the inlaw's reactions - they're bankrolling this.

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« Reply #172 on: March 29, 2018, 08:26:51 PM »
I love this thread. It gives me life.

We are serious gardeners with many plots of land to mow, granted, they are small plots around the city. But gosh darn it golly gee, we didnt buy a riding mower until this year when we bought a house with one acre. We are 63 years old. I think we can give ourselves permission to have that rider now.


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« Reply #173 on: March 29, 2018, 09:49:06 PM »
Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Words fail me.

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« Reply #174 on: March 29, 2018, 11:23:11 PM »
Did they finance or lease the mower?

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« Reply #175 on: March 30, 2018, 12:13:33 AM »
she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Phew boy. If the poop hits the fan, it's gonna hit hard.

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« Reply #176 on: March 30, 2018, 12:18:22 PM »
Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.

Well thatís just common fucking sense.

How big is the yard?

I want to know not because a big yard would justify this, but because a small yard would make it that much funnier. You know, in a painful I fear for the future of humanity kinda way.

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« Reply #177 on: March 30, 2018, 12:31:07 PM »
Update on the soon to be millionaires: rolling into April, still 2 months away from BIL re-taking the licensing exam. Still a distinct possibility that he might not pass. As it stands now, earliest opening date is August. If he doesn't pass, it will mean re-taking again, and pushing earliest opening date back to November.

Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.
If God speaks to her, won't God whisper the exam answers to him, thus guaranteeing a pass.

of course, hearing voices speaking to you is a symptom of Schizophrenia....  just saying.  But it convenient that God only tells her things whe wants to hear.

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« Reply #178 on: March 30, 2018, 12:39:02 PM »
I'm not really sold on chiropractors as legit medical professionals, but I certainly separate the ones who seem to stay within the boundary of back pain issues from the truly weird ones who think an "adjustment" can cure any disease.

They know more about your muscular/skeletal system than any MD. The one I went to told me exactly what was wrong with my back, and what exercises to do at the gym to never come back into her office. Bad for her business, but good for me.
Or, you can go to a physical therapist (after having to run through an MD) and get similar excellent advice, without the high risk of the chrio setting up regular appointments forever into the future, selling you powders and shakes, voodooing your cancer away, etc. the thing is, they just arent consistent. If you found a good chiro, good cor you.

I don't  go to a chiropracter, but my copay for a chiro is half that of a PT (who is considered a specialist; a chiro is considered a primary care)- and I can have unlimited annual at a chiro, but I have to have a prescription and am limited to 20 visits at a PT.  So insurance isn't helping here!

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« Reply #179 on: March 31, 2018, 01:33:06 PM »
Update on the soon to be millionaires: rolling into April, still 2 months away from BIL re-taking the licensing exam. Still a distinct possibility that he might not pass. As it stands now, earliest opening date is August. If he doesn't pass, it will mean re-taking again, and pushing earliest opening date back to November.

Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.

And the Lord said unto them: Do not work, for thine elders shall cashflow thine lifestyle, so that thee may sit back on thine lawnmower not doing a fuck. Blessed are the spin class teachers.

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« Reply #180 on: March 31, 2018, 02:59:26 PM »
Update on the soon to be millionaires: rolling into April, still 2 months away from BIL re-taking the licensing exam. Still a distinct possibility that he might not pass. As it stands now, earliest opening date is August. If he doesn't pass, it will mean re-taking again, and pushing earliest opening date back to November.

Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.

And the Lord said unto them: Do not work, for thine elders shall cashflow thine lifestyle, so that thee may sit back on thine lawnmower not doing a fuck. Blessed are the spin class teachers.

Then the lilies of the field have one up on them.

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« Reply #181 on: March 31, 2018, 09:16:00 PM »
Excellent update! I am so wondering if passing this test is a matter of studying? Like most tests are? And if so....he should pass right? I mean, lack of time for studying shouldnít be an issue  now that there is a riding lawn mower in the picture, he can study his books while he rides around the yard. Itís a logical investment, really. Plus with god on their side,  nothing will go wrong.

 *just wait* -God.

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« Reply #182 on: March 31, 2018, 09:55:50 PM »
Update on the soon to be millionaires: rolling into April, still 2 months away from BIL re-taking the licensing exam. Still a distinct possibility that he might not pass. As it stands now, earliest opening date is August. If he doesn't pass, it will mean re-taking again, and pushing earliest opening date back to November.

Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.

And the Lord said unto them: Do not work, for thine elders shall cashflow thine lifestyle, so that thee may sit back on thine lawnmower not doing a fuck. Blessed are the spin class teachers.

Well it's called Soul Cycle for a reason.

Good thing she doesn't listen to the God that would suggest a part time job. Heaven forbid.

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« Reply #183 on: April 01, 2018, 03:36:33 PM »
Update on the soon to be millionaires: rolling into April, still 2 months away from BIL re-taking the licensing exam. Still a distinct possibility that he might not pass. As it stands now, earliest opening date is August. If he doesn't pass, it will mean re-taking again, and pushing earliest opening date back to November.

Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.

There's a bus sized hunk of brown stuff heading towards a great big whirly thing as we speak....

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« Reply #184 on: April 01, 2018, 04:29:45 PM »
Update on the soon to be millionaires: rolling into April, still 2 months away from BIL re-taking the licensing exam. Still a distinct possibility that he might not pass. As it stands now, earliest opening date is August. If he doesn't pass, it will mean re-taking again, and pushing earliest opening date back to November.

Money situation is still baffling to everyone except sister, BIL, and his parents. Sister got a job teaching spin classes 1x a week at the local gym. Better than nothing I guess? God is still telling them not to work. I wish that was a joke... she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Also, they just purchased a riding lawnmower. To cut the lawn at the house that they're renting. Seems necessary.

And the Lord said unto them: Do not work, for thine elders shall cashflow thine lifestyle, so that thee may sit back on thine lawnmower not doing a fuck. Blessed are the spin class teachers.


Thank you Nederstash.
Bless you!


When it hits the fan God will say "Don't blame this shit on Me.  Your misinterpretation of My words is your own fault."
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« Reply #185 on: April 02, 2018, 08:51:14 AM »
Is it a riding mower ($1500) or a Riding Mower ($15000)? I had no idea you could spend ten grand plus on a riding mower until a few years ago.

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« Reply #186 on: April 02, 2018, 10:27:54 AM »
Did they finance or lease the mower?

Well, I suppose they technically paid cash for it. But that cash came from the loan that father-in-law gave them to start the business, so I believe that's technically financed. Whether you borrow money from the lawnmower store, or you borrow money from your FIL and use it to pay the lawnmower store, the money is still borrowed. This concept continues to evade them.

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« Reply #187 on: April 02, 2018, 10:36:06 AM »
Couple questions about the lawnmower, so I will answer them here:
  • Their yard is probably a little over half an acre, which is absurdly more than they need, much like everything else about their living situation. Also, a large chunk of the yard is taken up by a garden, and the grassy areas have been destroyed by their dogs who love to dig, so the mower feels... excessive.
  • We (my parents & I) believe they bought the mower secondhand, but we have no real reason to think this. At this point we just tell ourselves things to make ourselves feel better. "Well, surely they bought it used..... surely.........."

In other news, my parents went to visit them yesterday for Easter. I sat that one out as I'm not religious myself, but apparently there were a couple of gems during the post-church BBQ.
"We are seriously considering buying this house. We need to talk to the landlord about what she would sell it for." 
"There's plenty of space to add an addition off the back!"
"We are going to get a cabin in the mountains. We would rather have a mountain house than a beach house."

As a commenter said upthread... Blessed are the spin class teachers!

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #188 on: April 02, 2018, 11:20:38 AM »
she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Honestly, when I read this, I heard the mom from A Christmas Story saying, "Just you wait until your father gets home - you're gonna get it!"

Or maybe God is telling her to wait so he could tell some of the other deities, "Hold my beer and watch this".

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #189 on: April 02, 2018, 01:57:33 PM »
she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Honestly, when I read this, I heard the mom from A Christmas Story saying, "Just you wait until your father gets home - you're gonna get it!"

Or maybe God is telling her to wait so he could tell some of the other deities, "Hold my beer and watch this".

Or maybe God is reading this thread and really wants to see where this is going.

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #190 on: April 02, 2018, 03:08:23 PM »
she literally told me that any time she thinks about applying for jobs, she hears God's voice telling her to "just wait."

Honestly, when I read this, I heard the mom from A Christmas Story saying, "Just you wait until your father gets home - you're gonna get it!"

Or maybe God is telling her to wait so he could tell some of the other deities, "Hold my beer and watch this".

Or maybe God is reading this thread and really wants to see where this is going.

lol
This thread is entertaining to me, in a train wreck kind of way.

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #191 on: April 03, 2018, 04:02:35 PM »
Plus I'm sure that if there is a god s/he is super concerned about some delusional woman's job status. Is their god also an employment counselor? Nice that god can work that in what with all the wars, diseases, natural disasters and mass shootings.

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #192 on: April 05, 2018, 07:03:18 AM »
Posting to follow. Great story going on. Can't wait to see how it ends in a couple months.

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #193 on: April 05, 2018, 07:56:55 AM »
Is their god also an employment counselor? Nice that god can work that in what with all the wars, diseases, natural disasters and mass shootings.
And the cataracts of Sam‘s mum

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #194 on: April 05, 2018, 08:24:58 AM »
Holy shit, this thread is comedy gold. 

I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and guess August 15th.

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #195 on: April 05, 2018, 10:32:13 AM »
Couple questions about the lawnmower, so I will answer them here:
  • We (my parents & I) believe they bought the mower secondhand, but we have no real reason to think this. At this point we just tell ourselves things to make ourselves feel better. "Well, surely they bought it used..... surely.........."

Ok, caught up.

First, I love you snarky bunch. As I was laughing at various posts, I felt a wave of affection for you all.

Second, on the bolded bit above, this made me laugh so hard because DH and I do this all the time regarding his siblings. "Surely they are ashamed to be taking money from your parents and spending it on X." "Surely they will realize that they can't keep going constantly to jam band concerts when they are just coming out of bankruptcy?" "Surely they will stop buying X..."
Surely...

Third, my bet is they will ask for more money September 1. I also bet that BIL will fail his retake of the test. I mean, I hope he doesn't, but IDK, God whispered in my ear...
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 11:43:28 AM by Basenji »

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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #196 on: April 05, 2018, 12:20:40 PM »
i'm going to hazard a september 15, 2018 guess - if the new opening date is in august, it'll give them just enough time to realize that they aren't flooded with enough clients to support their lifestyle yet. only temporary, i'm sure!

on the one hand, i feel kind of mean for enjoying this whole thing as much as i do -- but on the other, honestly, how can two intelligent, presumably mature adults feel so comfortable betting so much money (that doesn't belong to them!) on something so uncertain at this point? i guess that's where the religious aspect comes in.

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« Reply #197 on: April 05, 2018, 02:34:51 PM »
If August is the best-case-scenario month for an opening date, I put the "ask for more money date" at September 1st.


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Re: My Soon-To-Be Millionaire Family Members
« Reply #198 on: April 05, 2018, 04:10:17 PM »
I'm thinking the "ask for more money" date will be a holiday or right around one. My guess is Thanksgiving, November 22.

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« Reply #199 on: April 05, 2018, 04:18:17 PM »
I'm thinking the "ask for more money" date will be a holiday or right around one. My guess is Thanksgiving, November 22.
Labor day is September 3rd.