Something cheerful

Tired of all the bad news? Yeah, me too. So let’s talk about the eight meatpacking factory workers (two of whom are immigrants) who are now millionaires.

I saw bits of the press conference on the news yesterday. Happy, happy people, and some with a little wit as well. I particularly like the guy who said he’s been retired for four days now.

Three of the workers quit their jobs when they hit the jackpot.

“I’ve been retired for about four days now,” said Eric Zornes, 40.

Mike Terpstra, a 47-year-old plant supervisor who is single and has no children, was unsure what to do with the money.

“Everybody has dreams,” he said. “Buy an island. Buy an airplane. In reality, I’m not a fan of flying and don’t really like water.”

Yeah, the odds are a zillion to one. But Sarah and I do our own mini-pool when the Megamillions goes over $100 million. Two bucks each. We’re big spenders.

Hey, ya never know.

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3 Responses to Something cheerful

  1. Sabba Hillel says:

    One of the winners, a 29 year old woman, said that the first thing she will do is plan how not to be broke and looking for a job when the money pipe closes in 20 years. Then she will quit her job.

  2. Elmira Viking says:

    Good for them. I’m happy for them. Really I am. Truly I am. Really….. Where the heck do they live ?.

  3. Ted says:

    I think it is great when folks like that win the Lotto. Quite ethnically diverse. Just a random assortment of Americans you can find in any factory or retail store or job site.

    Excepting, of course, at say, the newsroom of any part of the MSM.

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