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Subject:  Re: Everyone has money - until someone needs it. Date:  6/6/2001  2:34 PM
Author:  Smartaz Number:  151403 of 908831

Personally, I would lend $1,500 to my oldest sister if she really needed it, because she doesn't waste her money, and I know she wouldn't ask unless she was truly at the end of her rope. On the other hand, I would not lend money to my youngest sister, who couldn't hold on to a dime if it was sewed into her pocket.

That reminds me of the time I stopped in a small town auto shop for some unscheduled maintenance. A sign in the shop said, "We require a 10% deposit from people we don't know, and 100% from some we do know!"
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