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Stupid lottery winner

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DEBuckeye, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Lottery winner

    $27 Million Lottery Winner Rushes Back to Work

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago Oddly Enough - Reuters

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's biggest individual lottery winner had no time to celebrate after becoming 20.4 million euros ($27 million) richer, because he was too worried about being late for work.

    When the salesman, who was not identified by WestLotto, arrived Thursday to buy his weekly lottery ticket at a shop in the industrial Ruhr area he was told last week's 12-euro ticket that he hadn't bothered to check had won the jackpot.

    The man's reaction left the lottery operator dumbfounded.

    "After he was told he had won the jackpot, he said he didn't have time to chat because he would get into trouble with his boss," a lottery spokesman in the western city of Muenster said. Instead, he rushed off to catch a bus to work.

    There were few details about the lucky man, a pigeon-lover in his 30s, except that he planned to trade in his rented apartment for something a little bigger in the country. It was not known if he would stay on in his job as a salesman.

    Hmmm... I'm thinking that his morning should have gone something like this:
    -find out that you've won lottery; hug convienience store guy, do several cartwheels in the snack foods isle.
    -stroll (slowly) to work, smiling and laughing like a lunatic the entire way.
    -arrive at office; walk into boss's office (slam door behind you) and tell him "Zur Holle gehan Sie lacherlicher Esel!" (loose translation- Go to hell you ridiculous jackass!")
    -walk to office lobby, take a dump on the company's logo that is woven into the carpet- wipe ass with last paycheck.
    -run out of office, go to bar, begin drinking delicious German beer.
  2. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Either this dude has no concept of just how much money he really won, or he just couldn't wait to get to work to tell his boss to kiss his ass.
  3. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    or he likes his job and would like to continue to work...

    27 million is a lot of dough... how high is the top tax bracket in Germany? of the 27 million how much does he get if he takes it in a lump sum? When it's all said and done I wouldn't be surprised if he netted a little under 7 million... still enough to live nicely off the interest/earnings...
  4. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Why is it important for us to know that the guy loves pigeons? Maybe it is just me, but that sounds somewhat disturbing.
  5. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Actually-- I think the pigeon lover part tells most of the story.
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Here's the lottery winner's picture that as not included with the story.

    I think it explains the pigeon lover part.

  7. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    See I think if I won the lotto I would continue to go to work but be very laid back the entire time and do what ever I wanted. Say you were a salesman like this guy is....who knows what he sells....but will will say furniture. I would be in there just making up stuff when I was talking to customers.

    Be like.....Yes this bed right will increase the amount of women you bring home by 75 %. Turn to the wife and say dont worry maam he can just bring his secretary that he is banging on the side home. This couch......made of baby seal skin. Yup we club them right behind the store.

    Just to see how long before I got fired
  8. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Remember that episode of Seinfeld when George drags the Yankees world series trophy behind his car, and wears Babe Ruth's jersey while eating lunch? Yeah, that'd be me.
  9. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994


    Did you smoke weed last night? Between this post and your one about Flanigan's, I can't follow a god damn word.
  10. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    What are you stupid? Don't you speak the King's English? These are some of the most coherent messages I've seen from buckeyefool. Heck, spelling errors must be down by 50%!
  11. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
  12. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    I could understand that part about the baby seals because when I read it, I thought "yeah, kill those stupid baby seals, I hate those things." Then I realized he was kidding, because no one really uses baby seal skin to make couches, they work a lot better for golf bags. Duh.
  13. tyrus

    tyrus F***ing Catalina Wine-Mixer

    Now we know what Mike Tyson has been doing. I hope Don King don't get ahold of his money again....

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