100%JR wrote: cotterpins wrote: 100%JR wrote:
I wouldn't tell anybody including my family or friends.I'd make sure my kids were OK but brothers/sister would never know.I have 40-odd cousins.They and all their offspring would soon come out of the woodwork and be my best "friend"
.I'd move to a different area.Then nice house,preferably with land/woodland.Couple of Supercars(Lambo/Aston Martin/McClaren,couple of runaround cars(Range Rover,Bentley) couple of Superbikes,couple more bikes and a really nice custom VW T6.I'd buy three or four new rifles too.
I'd have a Holiday home in The Lake District,One in France and an Villa in Mallorca with bike(s) kept at each one.
I'd donate an annual sum to the two charities I support.I'd visit at least two new countries every year until I got bored.
£170m should see me through and if there was owt left when I pegged it I'd leave it to my kids.
I wouldn't even phone work to hand my notice in,I'd just never go again
How sad! The first thing I would do is make sure my whole family were looked after! Obviously, different times and generations give us all a different perspective on life!
I don’t see any of them!
As I said I have 40 cousins on my mums side alone.They each have three or four kids and most have grandkids!I’d end up “looking after “over 200 people I don’t know!
As for my brothers and sister I haven’t seen them in years.Been in my house 20 years and non of them have been so why would I look after them?
Nowt to do with different generations.My family is my wife and kids.The rest are just people I know.
In this you are like most but not all other mammalian species, not to mention those of the birds, insects and fishies. They forget their offs[ring, even, once grown. In truth, I too am slightly nonplussed by the habit in some families to go mad on the us&them demarcation, clinging to all the "us" no matter how awful some of the "us" are. Is it a basic genetic thing in humans, due to our status as the most herd-like mammal there is on the planet? Is it also in part a cultural habit that's stronger in some family traditions than others?
Me and t'ladywife both have distant relatives that are not such good people, in various ways. I confess to avoiding them like the plague, not least because they might become a social-sore upon my everyday life. Am I the bad one for shoving orf my genetic others? I confess to feeling the odd qualm when I hear news of yet another dire strait one has got into then look the other way. Yet I fear ending up in the same place, dragged down to the bottom with the creature I would try to rescue.
Cugel, probably just another self-centred little skinbag.