Binge read the whole thread. Sad stories, but WONDERFULLY entertaining. Thank you all.
I have a few stories. Will post one now, a few more to follow. The only one I would categorize as an FU will be posted as some other time.
I was given incredible opportunities in my lifetime. We took advantage of most of them, leading to me being FIRE with 2 FIRE dates. The first date was the last day of school last year. My second date was the FIRST day teachers were to report back. I wasn't there :)
Got a degree in Computer Science in the early 90's, but went to work for my Grandfather in the family manufacturing business to see if that was the career I wanted. I did not. I did enjoy making things, but it was a little boring, and there were some issues with management(Uncle, cousin) I did not want to deal with for the rest of my life. In short, I did not trust them and therefore did not want to be their partner.
After 3 1/2 years, I left to pursue a career using my degree. So my first FU was not that at all. It was simply living below our means in order to walk away from a very lucrative company simply because I did not want to stay. My dad is still there to this day (at 75), HATING it, and destroying his body in order to deal with it(or NOT deal with it). He can afford to leave anytime he wants to, but won't.
That led to my next FU story, which will be forthcoming.
Anyone else with a family related FU story?