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Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Smoking saves having a retirement plan on 03/01/2013 13:17:41 MST Print View

So i spend around $6000 a year on smokes. Smokes are expensive in the UK.
At 50 years old, would i be better investing that 6000 for the next 15 years, or just hope i die before my lungs give in?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Smoking saves having a retirement plan on 03/01/2013 14:19:25 MST Print View

Well... if you had invested $6K a year in just the last 15 years -- assuming stock market up's and down's averaging to 4% growth a year for the period -- you would have accumulated a cool $122,544.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Smoking saves having a retirement plan on 03/01/2013 14:54:32 MST Print View

"At 50 years old, would i be better investing that 6000 for the next 15 years, or just hope i die before my lungs give in?"

From the perspective of someone who watched his father, a life long smoker, die slowly and agonizingly, put the money into a retirement plan and hope you're not already a dead man walking. Besides, 6000 should still buy a fair number of pints
to help with the withdrawal. ;0)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Smoking saves having a retirement plan on 03/02/2013 08:33:27 MST Print View

That all depends. Do the really hot Scottish women like men who smoke, or do they tend to stay away from men who smoke? That'd be the deciding factor for me....

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Smoke this on 03/02/2013 08:42:11 MST Print View

Oh tobacco.

Yeah I don't smoke that anymore.

Marijauna is far less expensive. Smoke that and save some cash. Win win.

If you're stoned enough Doug won't bother you. His humor actually seems funnier.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Magic on 03/02/2013 14:15:52 MST Print View

I've just found my thread!
I actually stopped smoking.
Five minutes ago.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Smoke this on 03/02/2013 14:28:56 MST Print View

"If you're stoned enough Doug won't bother you. His humor actually seems funnier."

Given to me by one of my staff:

.doug's day

Dave Satterberg
(onthecouchagain) - MLife

Locale: Sunny SO-CAL
ouch...took a beating on that one on 03/02/2013 14:53:03 MST Print View

Doug,

I feel perhaps you may need a "side kick" to watch your back as these Chaffs can get nasty fast. I offer up for your consideration, "Turd Man!"turd man

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Smoking saves having a retirement plan on 03/02/2013 15:36:10 MST Print View

Mark Twain would say you are doing a smart thing. You'll have something to give up if/when you get sick. People with good health habits have nothing to give up when they get sick. Very sad.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: ouch...took a beating on that one on 03/02/2013 16:06:40 MST Print View

Dave,

I asked Ken, but he said no. Then he took off the costume.....

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: ouch...took a beating on that one on 03/02/2013 16:44:32 MST Print View

Doug, how do you get your name changed so quickly? I put in a request to have my nickname changed 12 days ago, and nothing yet.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: ouch...took a beating on that one on 03/02/2013 16:54:24 MST Print View

"how do you get your name changed so quickly?"

Two different things. You can change your "name" yourself, and the change is instant, by editing your name/address under your account. You're at the mercy of BPL if you want your nickname changed.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: ouch...took a beating on that one on 03/02/2013 17:26:19 MST Print View

Ah.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Oh my eyes! on 03/02/2013 17:43:54 MST Print View

Hey Douglas. Seen this?

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=74084&skip_to_post=632366#632366

We know what is under your costume. Sorry ladies, move along. Nothing to see here.

Edited by kthompson on 03/02/2013 17:45:06 MST.

Dave Satterberg
(onthecouchagain) - MLife

Locale: Sunny SO-CAL
Ken... on 03/02/2013 17:52:12 MST Print View

Is that IV bag connected to where I think it is?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Ken... on 03/02/2013 17:56:52 MST Print View

And he's right next to the lake. Violating LNT in so many ways.

I need a smoke

Edited by kthompson on 03/02/2013 17:57:34 MST.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Oh my eyes! on 03/02/2013 18:00:09 MST Print View

All I know is, after taking that picture, Ken followed me around for the rest of the trip......

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: my eyes! on 03/02/2013 18:08:48 MST Print View

I miss you too Doug.