What does money mean to you?

by Scott Ames 11 replies
How fickle are you about money?

One time I photo copied the front of a $20 bill , cut it to size, but the back was just white paper. Folded it looked real. Photocopiers these days are amazing.

I then wen to the mall and dropped it on the floor, stepped back and watched. People saw it, got excited, picked it up, realized what it was, then dropped it. I never had to place it again. No one took it to the trash. I sat there a long time watching peoples reaction to
finding a $20 bill. Very interesting.

For most $20 would not have made any difference in their lives. They were well dressed, out shopping, had plenty of money. Still they got excited to find that $20.

I remember getting $1.00 cash in the mail attached to a letter asking for donations. For some reason getting that $1.00 cash just thrilled me. It didn't change my life at all, but somehow that feeling of getting a free $1.00 bill was intense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Canyon
    Money is like food...

    Too little and you get angry and frustrated... Too much now that would be a great problem to have.

    Recently, I went to see the movie Wall'e' with my 8 year old. While we were waiting for our 13 year old to exit another movie, he and I walked the entire common area (its pretty big).

    Well don't you know, he picked up 57 cents in nickels, dimes and quarters that I guess were not so important to someone else.

    Cheers,

    Rob

    P.S. I always pick up coins I find on the sidewalk...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Money means I can pay my bills, take care of my daughter and maybe buy
    a few nice things for myself on occasion.

    I was never materialistic. It's one of the reasons why I sometimes wonder
    what I'd do if my business ever made it to the 7 figure a year level.

    Yeah, I know. Somebody suggested that I leave it to my kids and their kids
    and maybe they'd do something great with it, but aside from that, I certainly
    don't need that kind of money.

    My mortgage is paid off this December. My daughter only has 2 years of
    school left and my idea of a good time is ordering a box of peppermint
    lifesavers from Amazon.

    My hobbies are relatively cheap. Even going totally insane last week and
    stocking up my recording studio, I only spent $1700.

    It was the most money I'd spent on myself in one day in over 5 years.

    My average weekly expenditure, not counting my business, is about $20.

    Money? I'd rather have nice weather, some good friends, a quiet evening
    talking to my wife about stuff and listening to my favorite tunes from
    the 60s and 70s.

    I'm a simple guy with simple pleasures.

    My wife plays the lottery twice a week.

    I haven't bought a lottery ticket in over 30 years.

    And I'll bet I'm just as happy as 90% of the folks who have yachts and
    fancy cars and homes and whatever.

    Happiness comes from within...not from a bank account.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    'Ello 'ello Scott,

    One time I photo copied the front of a $20 bill , cut it to size, but the back was just white paper.
    I'm sorry, but in order to do my duty as a faithful citizen of warrior-land I am going to have to make a citizen's arrest and turn you in to the authorities as a self-confessed counterfeiter.

    You have the right to remain silent, but anything you do say may be taken down and posted at warrior forum.

    I'll also have to ask the courts to take into consideration a related offence of 'baiting innocent shoppers'.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

      'Ello 'ello Scott,

      I'm sorry, but in order to do my duty as a faithful citizen of warrior-land I am going to have to make a citizen's arrest and turn you in to the authorities as a self-confessed counterfeiter.

      You have the right to remain silent, but anything you do say may be taken down and posted at warrior forum.

      I'll also have to ask the courts to take into consideration a related offence of 'baiting innocent shoppers'.
      I'm busted. The shame.
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      Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

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