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(Some Guy)   Five-year-old shreds the cash in his dad's wallet after grandma tells him that money doesn't buy happiness   ( divider line
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2002-07-02 05:30:46 PM  
The previous evening his grandfather had told him that "money is just worthless trash".

2002-07-02 07:01:45 PM  
Two words: direct deposit.

Then again, I don't know that Europeans trust that funny electronic money we use here in the States....
2002-07-02 08:00:09 PM  
The moral of this story is that grandparents are evil and you should keep them away from your kids. Or something.
2002-07-03 02:43:55 AM  
For some reason.. i'm sure Bill Cosby is all over this..

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2002-07-03 02:44:17 AM  
Wow. I don't even know what to say.

On one hand, it's cute.

On the other, I'd kill the kid.
2002-07-03 02:45:05 AM  
do they have adoption agencies in Italy?
2002-07-03 02:47:49 AM  
They say a healthy child can fetch up to $20,000 in some places
2002-07-03 02:47:52 AM  
In case you were wondering
14,700 Rand = 1,457.66 US
2002-07-03 02:47:59 AM  
Solution: Shred Child.
2002-07-03 02:49:07 AM  
shredding/wasting money that is not his - that kid has what it takes to be a future united states politician! or the ceo of a gaint telecommunications company. kill him now...
2002-07-03 02:49:46 AM  
Damn, demon spawn?
2002-07-03 02:53:40 AM  
I wonder if kids taste like chicken?
2002-07-03 02:54:49 AM  
On the kids 6th birthday, don't expect ANY presents.......
2002-07-03 02:57:50 AM  
bet the guy's none too happy with gramps either
2002-07-03 02:58:26 AM  
Kid was probably named Soupy Sales IV.
2002-07-03 02:59:53 AM  
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2002-07-03 03:02:38 AM  
Actually where I come from our local currency changed when I was about that age... and I threw about a hundred bucks or so out the window when I heard from my parents that the "old money" was no longer our currency. Of course, this was when the old bills were still accepted.

So yeah. I'm stupid, that's the moral of the story. I think.
2002-07-03 03:04:18 AM  
Dad shreds kids testicles because, apparently, kids won't bring happiness either!
2002-07-03 03:06:30 AM  
GRUNTHOS Shouldn't the dad shred his own testicles then?
2002-07-03 03:07:17 AM  
Remember, kids are ignorant, naive, and trusting of adults. What should scare you is that the child came out of the same genepool as his grandparents. As for me, that child wouldn't be sitting down for weeks and the only thing left in his room MIGHT be a bed. Better yet, make him live in a tree or make Grandma refund the lost dough and keep him for a month.
2002-07-03 03:08:36 AM  
My kid would be beaten with many a dowel rod if they pulled this off.
2002-07-03 03:14:53 AM  
I would sit that kid on his knee, and give him a big lecture about how grandparents are stupid, and money is what keeps the roof over our heads, and food on the table...

..And then he would get a good whoopin'
2002-07-03 03:15:54 AM  
07-03-02 02:47:59 AM RabidSquirrel
Solution: Shred Child.

Beat me to it, squirrel.
2002-07-03 03:17:35 AM  
There goes the college fund...
2002-07-03 03:17:36 AM  
Of course money buys happiness. I'd sell the kid into slavery to make the money back.
2002-07-03 03:22:24 AM  
And that little boy, indoctrinated with a burning hatred for money, grew up to be...


...and that's the rest of the story.
2002-07-03 03:22:44 AM  
There goes the college fund...

Hehe, good way to put it.
2002-07-03 03:25:05 AM  
I've always thought parents should bill children for all debts incurred since birth as soon as they can pay. Or just put them to work in the mines. (Don't tell my parents I said that, I pay average rent for the half of the house they let me occupy right now.)
Money can't buy you love...but you can rent it.
2002-07-03 03:28:18 AM  
2002-07-03 03:32:12 AM  
"I've always thought parents should bill children for all debts incurred since birth as soon as they can pay. Or just put them to work in the mines. (Don't tell my parents I said that, I pay average rent for the half of the house they let me occupy right now.)"

Or they could just sell thier daughters into prostitution like some of the parents in the larger cities in Sicily were doing when I was in the US Navy and stationned there.

True story.
2002-07-03 03:37:29 AM  
Money may not buy happiness, but poverty doesn't buy a damned thing.
2002-07-03 03:39:33 AM  
2002-07-03 03:39:59 AM  
Kevbo: you can also rent to own from what I hear.
2002-07-03 04:17:43 AM  
And people are actually surprised when I say I don't want to have kids.
2002-07-03 04:26:22 AM  
Kids are great. With fava beans, and a nice chianti.
2002-07-03 04:48:44 AM  
This is what we get when hippies turn into groundhogs.
2002-07-03 04:49:29 AM  
Crap, I meant grandparents. Oh well, groundhogs is funnier.
2002-07-03 05:12:39 AM  
Yeah, what HeatherAngelic said.
2002-07-03 05:40:42 AM  
wow what messed up does buy happiness, just ask my prostitute and drug dealers...and the guy at the BMW place and the guy behind the counter at my local ABC...
2002-07-03 06:32:16 AM  
I would grab the kid by the legs and bludgeon the shiat out of grandpa with him. No, money can't buy happiness, but it CAN buy food, rent, electricity, and clothes - and if you're cold, hungry, and homeless, you're pretty far from happy.
2002-07-03 07:21:25 AM  
Just sell the Grandmother into slavery. That way you teach them both a few good lessons. She will learn to keep her mouth shut and the kid will learn that money CAN buy happiness... ok maybe just revenge but that makes me happy.
2002-07-03 07:39:16 AM  
I think more interesting than the monetary value of the money torn up is that it was a months paycheck worth of money.
2002-07-03 09:12:30 AM  
Money doesn't buy happiness, but being thrust into poverty ain't a smile-maker, either. Hunger and homelessness just wouldn't lighten my spirits. Obsession/infatuation with money, like anything is the source of a lot of misery. I know people who are miserable because they obsess over the "evils of money". Moderation in all things, especially moderation.
2002-07-03 10:15:20 AM  
I never want kids. Plus being the last of my clan with no brothers or sisters would be cool too.
2002-07-03 10:36:19 AM  
Too bad he doesn't live in the U.S.

Here he can send the confetti to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and they would determine how much was there and give him replacement notes.
2002-07-03 10:48:22 AM  
DIe you little fvcker...
2002-07-03 12:53:24 PM  

Three words before I get back to work - Whip...'at...ASS

Then go for grampy.

2002-07-03 01:43:28 PM  
I dont understand, if he neevr cashed his check, doesnt his emplyers still owe him the money?

If you lose your paycheck.. They cant give you another one?

Please excuse my ignorance, im stoned.
2002-07-03 02:26:09 PM  
Sorry, but I can't think of a single problem I have that money can't solve.

I also am a firm believer that money CAN buy happiness. Just the sheer joy of telling the boss to fark off while you buy a yacht and cruise around. Can't do that when you're living check to check.
2002-07-03 02:30:44 PM  
At Christmas time when that little boy gets NO PRESENTS maybe then he will understand and appreciate the true meaning of Christmas.
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