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Old 12-20-2014, 10:28 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by stepford View Post
15, eh?
"White Punks on Dope" is an apt enough description.
Lazy kid then, lazy adult later - I didn't get a real job until I was 28.

I certainly didn't focus on financial goals when young, but knew even then that I didn't like work (and could do the math to know just how long I'd have to suffer the yolk before I'd never have to do so again). Just about there!
You must not have been too poor then. I had read about allowances, but they were fiction to me. I had to work to afford the dope, too. A nickel bag was a big investment when I was 15. I'm pretty lazy by nature, but you gotta work if you want things, but you ain't got nothing. (and it's yoke, not yolk, heh heh).

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Old 12-20-2014, 10:52 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Ronstar View Post
When I was 15, I was mowing lawns and working in a bait shop. Great jobs.
A bait shop at 15, dream job, did you ever get promoted?

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Old 12-20-2014, 12:08 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by harley View Post
(and it's yoke, not yolk, heh heh).

Maybe I hate work because people are chucking eggs at me all day...
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:44 PM   #44
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A bait shop at 15, dream job, did you ever get promoted?...........
Yes, now a sushi chef.

Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
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