Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Reminded of the ad/joke...missus turns to hubby
“Pack your bags, I’ve won the big one on the lottery!”
“Wow!! Where we off to?”
“No, you don’t understand. I won the lottery, you pack yer bags!”
Seriously, on the rare occasions I have insomnia - I play such scenarios over in my head until the flights of fancy send me off.
I’d never personally let anyone know.
Ok, potentially the wife....(see above)
I have enough filthy rich friends and acquaintances, and have for long enough to have witnessed the various down sides of “sudden wealth”.
Even my 9 yr old boy (pita, but smart beggar) asked “what would happen if we win the lotto Daddy”. When I mentioned the near infinitely improbable possibility of moving house (we have a 3 facade, my neighbour is a tiny bit unhinged), he was horrified at the idea, and suggested it would be better just to pretend that nothing had changed. Nice to see the Scots genes expressing themselves from time to time!
For a bunch of flyers, it would be quite “easy” - just say you decided to “go pro” or summit then say you landed a rich Russian/Saudi or whatever client.
For begging family etc, “loan” them the money - then you’ll never see them again!
If you have extended friends and family who you want to help out, then it’s going to be obvious- so yeah, have it managed, have a huge effin party - and lay the ground rules loud and clear.
“Money doesn’t make you happy - but it’s nice to be miserable, but in comfort”.