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parsonstreet
6th April 2015, 21:22
How much money do you need?

Reg Perrin
6th April 2015, 21:24
82,000 Big lump sum followed by 12K Annually will do me.

sphinx
6th April 2015, 21:28
How much money do you need?

Enough.

Calidore
6th April 2015, 21:29
How much money do you need?

If you let everything go and ended up on benefits so you had the 73 for a single person over the age of 25, you mean?

Dordie
6th April 2015, 21:37
I have all I need and do not hanker for more.

parsonstreet
6th April 2015, 21:50
If you let everything go and ended up on benefits so you had the 73 for a single person over the age of 25, you mean?

I was leaving the question open ended.

But you could say how much you think you or other people deserve.

Alice
6th April 2015, 22:36
How much money do you need?

You first.

Bill. MC
6th April 2015, 23:18
I've got enough, thank you.

Calidore
7th April 2015, 00:13
I was leaving the question open ended.

But you could say how much you think you or other people deserve.

I don'y know about deserve, I suppose I could say I deserve a loan to invest in more books for the shop as I have worked and do work quite hard on it week after week. I don't know why my job is badly paid, I suppose there is no responsibility involved, we just sell basic little luxury items which can be bought anywhere, no-one depends on me, I'm not shaoing anyone's destiny. Everyone could do with more money, but I live comfortably for a single man, largely thanks to lodgers. When the mortgage is paid off I will be more than adequately supplied.

If I got married and had kids I would be in difficulties, even having a relationship would make it harder. But that's far off. Ok, I don't know how far off, SHE might walk in tomorrow at 9:01 and life will change forever again. I live fairly extravagantly, breakfast is pastries, lunch is cheap, (pasta with tomato sauce and a scraping of parmesan or bread and ham) but I should probably cook more at night.

Then follows a list of things I would like doing to the house and buying for myself, but it's too much for an open forum. The only item I will mention is an Arsenal season ticket.

parsonstreet
7th April 2015, 00:42
No One has admitted to having extravagant tastes yet.

I don't need much money because I just stay in and read. But it turns out I need a job to ensure I have a house because of the number of landlords not taking DSS. Easier said than done.

I think wealth is a poor reason for doing things. There are cheap pleasures.

Calidore
7th April 2015, 01:05
My pastries aren't really extravagant, but my drugs certainly were and now I'm through with them I suppose it's home improvement time, but not much can be done along those lines while I still have lodgers, or at least only things which they can't break (not that they normally break stuff, but accidents do happen) . Everything needs redoing, stair carpet is fifteen years old, the wall between the stairs and the kitchen which is just planks with gaps between so noise and smells go straight up (through the curtains I have hung up), kitchen sink is too small, units protrude too far into the dining area etc etc.

Cars. I wouldn't mind a new car or at least get mine refitted, it's falling to pieces.

superwoman
7th April 2015, 01:12
I think wealth is a poor reason for doing things. There are cheap pleasures.

:applaud:

If I suddenly became wealthy.......i.e. won a huge fortune on the lottery my life would hardly change, it would just
be a relief not to have the worry of eking out the money to pay the bills. It would enable me to have a holiday break
somewhere in England. I wouldn't start buying expensive branded clothes etc. Not having financial worries would
be a pleasure in itself.

Cynic
7th April 2015, 07:51
I have enough to meet my and my family needs. I do have extravagances; I have a weak spot for technology and have too many toys - perhaps because I came from a poor background and am now making up for it.

bill jarvis
7th April 2015, 08:14
How much money do you need?
A penny more than I can spend.

ronniex
7th April 2015, 08:47
82,000 Big lump sum followed by 12K Annually will do me.


A true current day socialist.

ronniex
7th April 2015, 08:52
There are cheap pleasures.

To you, that's for sure. To those who pay for them they are fucking ultra expensive.

Calidore
7th April 2015, 11:32
Might get season ticket this summer, not cheap. The cheapest are 1200. Not much point getting one of them, you end up way away in the top levels.

Alice
7th April 2015, 12:00
Might get season ticket this summer, not cheap. The cheapest are 1200. Not much point getting one of them, you end up way away in the top levels.

That's an outrageous amount. Well I hope you're happy contributing that sort of money to fund their silly haircuts, amateur dramatics and champagne lifestyle. Football needs a bloody good shakeup IMO. And they should start with that Sepp Blatter. [/rant]

Calidore
7th April 2015, 12:46
That's an outrageous amount. Well I hope you're happy contributing that sort of money to fund their silly haircuts, amateur dramatics and champagne lifestyle. Football needs a bloody good shakeup IMO. And they should start with that Sepp Blatter. [/rant]

Yes, it's a lot, but it's quite good fun.

Reg Perrin
7th April 2015, 12:54
A true current day socialist.

Thanks.

Reg Perrin
7th April 2015, 13:01
A true current day socialist.

Just worked out my contributions over the years, at current rates. I've contributed 77,000, my employer has contributed 22,000. With compound interest etc plus the fact I might die soon, I reckon that's not a bad risk for the Pension fund I contributed to.

ronniex
7th April 2015, 14:26
Thanks.


I'm glad you appreciated your affinity with the gluttonous Tory, Tony Blair.

Reg Perrin
7th April 2015, 14:39
I'm glad you appreciated your affinity with the gluttonous Tory, Tony Blair.

It's fashionable to condemn Tony Blair, I see the war in Iraq as a piece of Real Politik that he was forced into because of Bush and the Zeitgeist of the times. Although he is part of a Neo Liberal movement, his version was and is infinitely more humane and preferable to what Cameron and the Liberals have done in the last 5 years. Don't ever forget that just because of fashionable interpretations in the present.

ronniex
7th April 2015, 14:44
It's fashionable to condemn Tony Blair, I see the war in Iraq as a piece of Real Politik that he was forced into because of Bush and the Zeitgeist of the times. Although he is part of a Neo Liberal movement, his version was and is infinitely more humane and preferable to what Cameron and the Liberals have done in the last 5 years. Don't ever forget that just because of fashionable interpretations in the present.

Bambi Blair was ever a snake in a fluffy skin. I have always despised him and his murderous lies.

PS. Reg. Forget Mr Swindley. Surely you're the original shop steward on which that great film, 'I'm All Right Jack.' was based.

Reg Perrin
7th April 2015, 15:12
Bambi Blair was ever a snake in a fluffy skin. I have always despised him and his murderous lies.

PS. Reg. Forget Mr Swindley. Surely you're the original shop steward on which that great film, 'I'm All Right Jack.' was based.

I'm a very reasonable and pragmatic steward. I have a very low "Fuck you" quotient, that is, when members come to me complaining about an issue, if they, or their colleagues, are not prepared to do anything about it, they can fuck off. Too many Union members do not know the meaning of the word "union".

parsonstreet
7th April 2015, 19:46
To you, that's for sure. To those who pay for them they are fucking ultra expensive.

You have to pay to spend time with your friends and family?

Bill. MC
7th April 2015, 19:53
A true current day socialist.

There is no such thing as a poor socialist - if they can't earn it, they'll sponge it.

mini_haha
7th April 2015, 20:05
The more you have the more you spend . Up to press I have enough to cover my bills and a wee bit left over for a few pleasures

ronniex
7th April 2015, 20:24
You have to pay to spend time with your friends and family?


Unlike you I don't expect anything free gratis.