Family Fortunes

Clipart image of a huge pile of gold coins.

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 27 November 2021, squander.

Pair won lottery one sunny day,
Hit the jackpot with numbers they played.
But they squandered the lot,
Couldn’t piss in their pot,
And the repo men took it away.


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

18 thoughts on “Family Fortunes”

                1. I draw the line when it becomes personal. e.g. I used to volunteer for the stroke people because it was personal.
                  I use this to justify not donating to things when there is no personal link. Sad but as you say, you have to draw a line somewhere.

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        1. true. I used the ferry in the summer.
          Ideally, train can be the best form of travel, but even on an electric train, only about 1/3 of our electricity is generated renewably.
          The French are slightly better but they rely more heavily on nuclear, which is also a no-no. Fission, anyhow.

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  1. Sadly, it happens. What idiots! I can think of the animal shelters I could build and a homeless shelter. If you win multiple million, put 1 in the bank account and can live very nicely off of the interest without worrying for the rest
    of your life. Then when you pass if no relatives leave that to charity also. win-win.

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