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Solutions To Financial Problems

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Lucie
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0 posted 09-17-99 12:07 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

I learned a few new tricks that I want to share with you.
In case your in financial strain and donít know what to do.
First you send an unsigned check to the electric company.
Of course, youíll then sit in the dark, but donít go blaming me.

Then you send the check for the telephone to the car finance man
of course, they will cut the phone off, and repo the family van.
But you can take the extra money and go shopping at the grocery store.
But they wonít let you buy anything, they wonít take your checks anymore.

When they call from the bank, and say your checks are bouncing now
you just act real stupid and ask the man to explain just how.
"What do you mean Iím out of money you must be wrong, hey what the heck?"
"I still have money in the bankÖcause just look, I still have checks."
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 09-17-99 12:32 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Now you got it going on!
I like the solution much better, myself.
Spend, spend, spend...and then spend some more.
Remember, when you die - it's not who owns the most who wins - it's he who owes the most.

Good poem Lucie,

Michael
BrightLight
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2 posted 09-17-99 08:02 AM       View Profile for BrightLight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BrightLight

Lucie,
I tried those tricks before, and to my surprise they managed to cash them just the same. I thought I was buying time, when all I was buying was insufficent funds fee's. Have faith life does get better, at least I pray it does for you.
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 09-17-99 08:23 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Luci,
You turned a serious subject into a laughing matter. Your solution wont work but it reads funny. LOL
Toerag
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since 07-29-99
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4 posted 09-17-99 08:26 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yanno Lucie?...I remember when I first opened my camera shop/studio....money was tight....every penny was needed, and bill collectors would be calling all the time. I would answer the phone in my very best "Chinese Dialect Type Voice"..and say; "Who? Mista Toelag?...He not here...he in Guam, be back in two month..this Wang the Gaddener (Gardener), me take message?
WhtDove
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5 posted 09-17-99 08:42 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Lucie you have brought a smile upon this subject! Way to go!!! I am there too, maybe we ought to try Toes suggestion eh? LOL...
Pray it gets better for ya!
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on the threshold of a dream


6 posted 09-17-99 09:12 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Lucie: I sure hope it gets better soon... but I love your use of humor to handle a miserable situation!

And swapping those checks just doesn't work. *G* My ex once (accidentally, honest! *G*) sent the rent check to Sears... and they cashed it. Suddenly we had a $400 credit at Sears and threats of eviction??? LOL. Not fun... Hang in there!
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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7 posted 09-17-99 09:35 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

LOL....good one, been there at one point

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Sunshine
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8 posted 09-17-99 09:46 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Lucie, been there, done that. Imagine to my surprise, things are much better now, but I still "act" as if I'm broke and owing. You're in my prayers, dear, that you get out of that spot, and more or less to where I am, someday.

It will happen.
Poet deVine
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9 posted 09-17-99 10:12 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Lucie, loved the poem! I certainly understand where you're coming from. Get through today. Then tomorrow...then before you know it things will be better!
passing shadows
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10 posted 04-23-2004 01:19 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

LOL
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