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(Do You Remember)   Old and busted: Palm reading. New fortune telling: Counting the number of lines on your wrist. "The second line is your wealth line. It reveals the type of life you will have in terms of finances"   ( doyouremember.com) divider line
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2018-02-05 01:29:15 AM  
"Oh look, it just got shorter. Also, that'll be one hundred dollars"
 
2018-02-05 01:33:17 AM  
Huh.  Need a magnifying glass to see my wealth line.
 
2018-02-05 02:04:50 AM  
What if I already slit mine?
 
2018-02-05 04:19:55 AM  
New?

Subby...
 
2018-02-05 04:43:36 AM  
This is your saliva line...
 
2018-02-05 04:54:35 AM  
I really wish people were less irredeemably stupid.
 
2018-02-05 05:10:37 AM  
So, I can become wealthier by fapping so hard and frequently it creases my wrist? Is this how it works?
 
2018-02-05 06:20:10 AM  
you looked.  I did too.

goddammitsomuch.
 
2018-02-05 07:39:03 AM  
Note to self: check back later on this thread and see if any of the folks I farkied as "Dumbass who thinks magic wands work" from a dowsing thread show up and suggest we should probably give this technique a chance.
 
2018-02-05 07:41:39 AM  
i believe in this stuff. i go for a reading every weekend. i call it palm sunday.
 
2018-02-05 08:11:07 AM  

malaktaus: I really wish people were less irredeemably stupid.


This.

The past few years have taught me that most people would rather be stupid. I went grocery shopping yesterday and I saw one of those families. Mom, dad, sis, and jr. They were all overweight and wearing patriots football jerseys. And they were arguing about which corn chip to buy for the game. It was between two types of frito, I think. The little girl started to cry, the father became exasperated and threw three types of chips in the carriage.

I count at least ten instances of stupid in this vignette.
 
2018-02-05 08:21:56 AM  
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2018-02-05 08:36:16 AM  
Idiocy. The only true form of divination is carefully examining the liver of a freshly sacrificed goose. The rest is clearly nonsense.
 
2018-02-05 08:45:55 AM  

malaktaus: I really wish people were less irredeemably stupid.


Really?

Cos I wish I was morally bankrupt enough to take advantage of people that irredeemably stupid. I'd be silly rich.
 
2018-02-05 09:51:27 AM  
I wish this were true. My "wealth line" goes all the way across my wrist with no gaps.
 
2018-02-05 10:16:18 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: malaktaus: I really wish people were less irredeemably stupid.
Really?
Cos I wish I was morally bankrupt enough to take advantage of people that irredeemably stupid. I'd be silly rich.


Made me think of this:
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2018-02-05 10:20:29 AM  
Does "Do You Remember" sponsor this site now or something? Jeez.
 
2018-02-05 10:33:33 AM  

abhorrent1: I wish this were true. My "wealth line" goes all the way across my wrist with no gaps.


Same here.  And I only have two lines.

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2018-02-05 10:37:19 AM  
A friend of mine is really into this sort of thing, like angels and horoscopes and supernatural/messages from beyond. She's having a really tough time in life and it's beyond her control, so I get it. She's looking for answers and reassurance that things will work out.

A few months ago she signed up to this thing online where a guy sends you a personalized reading and tells you your guardian angel's name. She urged me to sign up as well. She found her reading to be really accurate. I signed up, to appease her and out of curiosity. I told her I would let her know when I got my personalized reading. I read it. It was convoluted, sounded very similar (and generalized) to my friend's reading. They claimed that all of my problems were because of a karmic thing holding me back and if I sent them money they would say a rare special prayer that would "unblock" the bad vibes that were holding me back.

My friend contacted me about a week later, did I get my reading? I told her as gently as possible that I did, I sent her screenshots. She was crushed that I was sent the same thing. I told her that these are usually scams. That people go to these types of people when they are in distress and seeking answers. That's why the "hey I see that your life is bad right now but will get better very soon!" works so well.
 
2018-02-05 10:50:26 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: A few months ago she signed up to this thing online where a guy sends you a personalized reading and tells you your guardian angel's name.


Weedlord Bonerhitler
 
2018-02-05 11:13:11 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: It was convoluted, sounded very similar


Yeah. The really vague language they use can usually apply to most of the population. Then you narrow that number down to people in the same situation as your friend and it becomes easier for them.

That's why they ask for a birthday. and ask other general questions. You can guess a lot about a person based on their age.

If you're in your 20s, chances are you're having relationship or money trouble.
If you're in your 40s, chances are you've lost a family member like a parent or grandparent or something.

It's just a matter of asking the question or making the statement the right way so if they're off by just a bit, they can convince you that's what they meant. You can also guess names based on age. During the mid 80's when I was a teenager, If I knew 50 girls, probably 30 of them were named Jennifer and the rest were named Michelle.

With what they charge, they only need to guess right enough to keep a small percentage of people coming back to make a decent living.
 
2018-02-05 11:48:01 AM  

abhorrent1: Yeah. The really vague language they use can usually apply to most of the population. Then you narrow that number down to people in the same situation as your friend and it becomes easier for them.


Money problems will soon be solved! I see you're having problems with a neighbour (poor people live in apartments--there's a safe bet a neighbour will be driving you crazy)! Everything that's up in the air will soon be settled! You feel like you're stuck (why the hell else would you be trying to find answers from some random website?)

Also, use language that makes it sound like you acknowledge their struggles, you're hearing them, you're on their side. They'll feel like finally! Someone hears me, someone sees what's happening and they want to help me fix it instead of just shrugging their shoulders and saying, "That's life."
 
2018-02-05 11:55:09 AM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: Huh.  Need a magnifying glass to see my wealth line.


The first line on my wrist (health) only goes 3/4 of the way across, and the second line (wealth), only 1/4. There is no 3rd (career) or 4th line (long life).

Uh-oh.
 
2018-02-05 12:18:47 PM  

abhorrent1: During the mid 80's when I was a teenager, If I knew 50 girls, probably 30 of them were named Jennifer and the rest were named Michelle.


Went to grade school in the 1950s, there were eight boys in the class, three Toms, three Davids, a Tony and a Fred.

Thankful my  name isn't Dwight or Ike.
 
2018-02-05 02:06:57 PM  

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Down the road for results.
 
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