Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Windfall


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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What if you received a random check for $5000? (It's your money. Legally. No mistake was made.)

21 comments:

  1. Answering for my husband and myself, we'd save about a thousand for a trip and squirrel most of the rest away. I'd lobby to donate at least several hundred to a deserving charity.

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  2. I would pay off my credit cards :(

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  3. Save most of it and donate at least $500 to our church.

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  4. That will be very nice.

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  5. Dump some in the bank and give the rest to charity.

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  6. Charity and trouble. The only problem: which charities? So many nonprofits need help. So many businesses, too. So much suffering. So much pain.

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  7. whoo hoo! I'd pay my hubby's Credit Card and place it into savings maybe to get the downstairs bathroom done(2 1/2 yrs since pipes burst, a week before my mom died and 2 wks before my car accident). It would be so nice to not have to climb the stairs at 3am to go pee.

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  8. I'd buy the items on my "to buy if I ever can" list. 2 yards of raised bed soil, a newer iPhone (I use a 5c), a newer but used stove, an eye exam, and put the rest towards a bill. Maybe gently used living room furniture (see a pattern? I rarely buy new!) if the cats promise to behave this time.

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    1. You'd have a bit of fun with it. Good for you :)

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  9. OK, let t's try this again. I would donate the whole thing to LARS, a local charity that helps people avoid evictions, pay utility bills, etc. LARS also runs a food pantry. Their resources have been stretched to the absolute limit during the pandemic.

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  10. I'd be selfish and pay off some bills but would give the usual amount we would give to our church.

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  11. Save it and prioritized. But for $500 would go to someone or charity. Stay Safe and Coffee

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  12. 10% to help someone out and the rest I would bank so when the time comes that I can go see my grandkids again it'll be a long visit!

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  13. Good one ... I would save some; give some to a charity; use the rest to travel to and see places I want to.

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