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(Kokomo Tribune)   A real life Willy Wonka tale: Colorado man wins candy factory after finding golden ticket   (kokomotribune.com) divider line
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2021-09-18 9:00:54 PM  
17 votes:
Owner: Congratulations! You just won a candy factory!
Winner: Awesome! Can't wait to run a candy factory!
Owner: Great to hear that! Now, it's in Florida so you'll...
Winner: HARD PASS!
 
2021-09-18 4:37:18 PM  
16 votes:
Truly an intelligent person:

"But he knew he couldn't pick up his wife and two kids and move them to Florida to run the business."
 
2021-09-18 9:27:34 PM  
8 votes:

jasonvatch: Truly an intelligent person:

"But he knew he couldn't pick up his wife and two kids and move them to Florida to run the business."


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2021-09-18 9:09:36 PM  
6 votes:
What kind of person gives away a successful business?
No one.
 
2021-09-18 9:26:21 PM  
6 votes:
You won a candy factory and all the candy factory lawsuits. Also, my severance package bankrupted the business.
 
2021-09-18 9:59:14 PM  
6 votes:

stuffy: What kind of person gives away a successful business?
No one.


FTFA, it's a guy who worked in the candy industry for pretty much his whole life, and wanted to do a real-life Wonka contest. Also, the facility in question is 4000 square feet - not exactly an enormous factory, and he probably owns several much larger ones. Indeed, there's a good chance it was one he started out with before his company grew.

So, he's not giving away the business. He's giving away some money (there was also a 5k ticket to find in each state), and a small but successful plant. His business isn't going anywhere.
 
2021-09-18 9:13:02 PM  
5 votes:

jasonvatch: Truly an intelligent person:

"But he knew he couldn't pick up his wife and two kids and move them to Florida to run the business."


As someone who also lives in Colorado, there aren't enough candy factories in Florida to make me want to move there from here. About the only thing that might make me want to spend any longer than a week in Florida would be if I got a job in the spaceflight industry, and I'm pretty sure that ship sailed a long, long time ago.

///I despise excessive heat
//Especially when it's coupled with excessive humidity
/And the people strike me as being absolutely batsh*t insane, and not the good kind of insane either
 
2021-09-18 5:07:24 PM  
3 votes:
Interesting that no one died Forrest Fenn-style participating in this hunt.
 
2021-09-18 9:57:47 PM  
3 votes:

jasonvatch: Truly an intelligent person:

"But he knew he couldn't pick up his wife and two kids and move them to Florida to run the business."


It's telling that he's willing to fark up his family life in pretty much ever conceivable way except move to Florida.
 
2021-09-18 9:17:00 PM  
2 votes:
Did his freeloading grandpa jump up and dance a jig?
 
2021-09-18 8:57:47 PM  
1 vote:
Wait'll he finds out that the Oompa Loompas are cannibals.
 
2021-09-18 9:00:00 PM  
1 vote:

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Wait'll he finds out that the Oompa Loompas are cannibals.


Oh no, it's in Florida, it's worse than that

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2021-09-18 9:00:41 PM  
1 vote:
I assumed he was going to take over Coors. This is a touch more reputable.
 
2021-09-18 9:15:58 PM  
1 vote:
Grandpa Joe wants his cut.
 
2021-09-18 10:32:13 PM  
1 vote:
Second prize is 2 candy factories in Florida.
 
2021-09-19 12:56:14 AM  
1 vote:
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