Tuesday, June 17, 2008

If I Won The Lottery

You know, it drives me crazy when I hear or read stories about people who have won the lottery and, when asked, say, "Oh I could never quit my job! I just wouldn't know what to do!"

Can I get a big SHUT UP???!!! Are you kidding me? That, my friends, would be the FIRST dang thing I would do. Next, I'd pay off all my debts, my family's mortgages and say bye because I'm moving somewhere tropical at least for a year where I can get away with as little clothing as possible and still stay within local custom. After that, we'll see...

What would you do if you won?

This guy, for one, is honest:

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9 comments:

holly said...

Ha! Though I wish she'd have answered first.... :)
I'm with you on debts and mortgages. I'd probably try to pay for college for at least several kids in the family, and then the moving somewhere tropical definitely sounds appealing. Good idea!

Harmony said...

Oh man...I would do so much. Debts and mortgages...always! I would have my husband quit his job, buy a big house somewhere...and never spend anytime in it...I would definitely do some traveling, thats for sure. Oh..and tons of plastic surgery!

Amy said...

H & H: Great minds think alike, don't they? ;-)

Regan said...

I'd SO quit my job!!! I might wait until the end of the school year, out of concern for the continuity of my students' education. Maybe. Then I'd do much of the same stuff you all suggested. I'd limit what I give to my nastier S-I-L, though. Her kids would have college paid for, but she could go blow...

Amy said...

Regan: Ha. Well, we all have to have some standards, don't we?

Reenie said...

I don’t work outside the home and don’t have a mortgage – age does have a few advantages. I would consider philanthropy, for sure. I would pay off the mortgage on my son’s home. Money for my grandchildren’s educations. Send a postcard to my ex – it would be worth the bad karma to tell him to fuck off. Then I’d get to the serious stuff: I would make reservations to one of those fancy-pants spa’s for clean and healthy living to enhance and emphasize all the clean and healthy lifestyle changes I’ve made. I'd have at least one massage each day. After I lost some weight and toned, I’d book with a plastic surgeon for the required nips and tucks. But maybe I wouldn’t. I don’t like people slicing into me. Which reminds me, I might give more serious consideration to the additional joint replacements I need. I've already has a hip replacement. *sigh*

Hahahahaha – bet you’re sorry you asked! I’ve always been such a dreamer.

Lindsey said...

If I were that lady, first I'd buy a cattle prod to zap some life into my husband. Then I'd buy a damn bra. Geez...

Amy said...

Reenie: ooh. I wonder if my tropical paradise would have "daily massages with Eduardo" on the menu? I'm with you on the plastic surgery thing, too. I'm not crazy about the idea, and plus I'd get the doctor who takes horse tranquilizers recreationally and would botch the job. I'll just try and do the best with what I've got!

Lindsey: HAHA!!! Yeah, even mine don't sit by my elbows.

Cary said...

I would give a million or two to my poor little sister, then move to the South Pacific and blog all day while watching my wife and child play on the beach. I would also hire 4-5 hot chickies as my topless assistants/muses to bring me the occasional coconut or papaya, but mostly just sunbathe and giggle and fan me with leaves and play frisbee for six figures a year. The wife wouldn't like it, but too bad; that's the price you pay for being married to a rich guy.