Skip to comments.7 Millionaire Myths
Posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:20 PM PDT by prisoner6
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“Its funny that guys that drive $30,000 trucks will cut her off due to presumed wealth resentment.”
Are you sure it’s not because she drives like grandma?
“And believe it or not, that wasn’t the most hilarious thing he ever did. There was one thing that, to this day, was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen or heard of.”
And, what would the funniest thing be?
Are you sure its not because she drives like grandma?
We'll call the millionaire, "John."
Some 27 years before this story happens, John hires a Mexican - we'll call "Carlos" - as a lumberjack, or something. Over the years, Carlos proves himself to be a devoted, honest, hard-working man who John comes to rely on more and more. By 20 years into their working relationship, Carlos is a trusted right-hand and - more importantly - has become a good friend to John.
John decides to amend his will so that when he dies, Carlos will inherit a third of the lumber business.
Johns ne'er-do-well children catch wind of this and are outraged. They proceed to make an agreement and draw up paperwork so that when their father dies and the will is executed, they'll immediately force Carlos out and take over his portion of the business.
John catches wind of this and goes ballistic, mentioning to my mother - some time later - that he's "taken care of it."
But he refuses to say what he's done, for fear of his children finding out.
A few years later, he dies and at the reading of the will, his "problem solved" is revealed: he secretly adopted Carlos, left 50% of the company to him and the rest to his biological children.
"John" was a terrific guy....I was saddened when he was gone.
Great story, thanks for sharing it!
Except Brits don't use periods; they have some fangled foolery called a full stop...as if there were such a thing as a half stop!
Of course, they have also frittered away a couple of centuries trying to make "Zed" rhyme with "A-B-C...". It still clunks at the end.