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Old 03-09-2005, 01:32 PM   #1
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Question 5000 dollars!

You walk outside this morning and sitting on your front steps is an blue envelope with your name on it. You open it and a check for $ 5,000 falls at your feet. Along with the check is this note.

Dear ______________
This money is for you to spend TODAY.
$ 1,000 of it must be given to your favorite charity.
$ 1,000 of it must be used to buy your spouse/partner something. If not married then a good friend will be the lucky one who gets a gift.
$ 1,000 of it must be used to take a trip somewhere.
$ 1,000 of it must be used to do home decorating or repairs.
The last $ 1,000 can be used any way you wish.
What charity would get your money? What would you buy a loved one or friend?
Where would you go?
What would you do to your home to improve it?
How would you spend the last $1,000

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Old 03-09-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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Dear Javier

What charity would get your money?
Probably one of my local youth groups or schools. I do live right smack in the middle of the projects and the people here are great, if anything they just need a little more support.

What would you buy a loved one or friend?
I would either exterminate one of my best friends many debts or send a solid $1000 check back home to the parents because I owe them a lot more than that. Likewise it could make a great gift for my sis who is getting married soon.

Where would you go?
Well I have a friend in Istanbul (Turkey) who has wanted me to go for years, likewise a friend in Osaka. If not I would grab a fistfull of friends and drag them down to Mexico with me traveling on a minimal budget so we can get a LOT out of it.

What would you do to your home to improve it?
Well I rent but I would use the money to convince my landlord to let me knock down this narrow wall that separates the kitchen from the living room so I could have some space to get creative when cooking.

How would you spend the last $1,000
Well Im about to get 1k for my tax return. Rent comes first and the other 500 would be turned into various dvd's, books, kitchen gadgets and other stuff I need but normally wouldent buy.
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Old 03-09-2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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The only question I wish to answer is the charity.

A number of years ago, when something very tragic happened, the Salvation Army was there, no questions asked.

They get my unswerving support.
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charity... cleveland clinic's children's hospital (if that counts)

loved one or friend... 1,000 cash

where would i go... good question have to think about that

home improvement... do whatever i can to the bathroom

how would i spend 1,000... pay off bills
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Old 03-09-2005, 02:15 PM   #5
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I am not sure which charity I would pick, but it would probably be one for cancer or retarded people. My BIL is retarded and the state government is constantly cutting the budget for supporting people like him. I have known so many people with cancer that I really would like so money to go to finding a cure.

Hmm what would I buy my wife? Well she wants a new car more than anything right now so I could use that as part of a down payment.

I would go somewhere warm. Maybe California or New Orleans or maybe take a cruise. Yeah I think I would take DW on a nice cruise!

To improve my house I would do one of two things. Either I would install some track lighting in my living room or I would put in a better access point to my attic. Track lighting would be more fun so I guess I will go with that.

The last grand I would use to put towards a new camera. the one I want costs more than that, but at least it would get me closer to being able to afford it.

So when is this envelope arriving???
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So when is this envelope arriving???

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charity... cleveland clinic's children's hospital (if that counts)

loved one or friend... 1,000 cash

where would i go... good question have to think about that

home improvement... do whatever i can to the bathroom

how would i spend 1,000... pay off bills
Yep, the childrens hospital counts. That's where I'd be sending my money too.

I'd grab a few friends and head down to the Oregon coast for a week.

Home improvement... I'd use it to land scape the yard.

I'd buy my husband hunting/camping stuff.

And I'd use the last 1,000 for books, clothes, and a nice dinner out with Paul and our best friends.
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I think buckyTom will be sending the checks out soon.
Isn't it nice of him?? LOL
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he must have got one heck of a return to be sending all of us 5,000 lol
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charity: multiple sclerosis foundation

Spouse: Cash, wouldn't want to get something he really didn't want.

Home: wood floors in my kitchen

Vacation: Take it with us to Florida.( more spending $$)

Me: I would have to think long and hard about that one, I have to many thing to list and would have to pick the best one
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