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Travelling through Seattle a good 15 years ago, I remembered an old friend I used to blow up Action Men with. We were bored, nothing to lose , so I looked him up in the phonebook. He was the only one of that name in there. "Come and stay," goes he.

Me and my mates were living in a car at that point so a bed was a novelty. After searching for a while, we rock up to a very posh mansion on Puget Sound with its own Helipad. "Come flying," goes he.

Has your luck held out recently?

(, Thu 14 Sep 2006, 18:43)
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company share scheme ...
... allowed me to buy a certain number of shares at a reduced price, per quarter. OK, except that one quarter they bought and allocated a year's worth of shares, all at the reduced price. This was over the amount allowed under regulations, so the company paid the difference, and I got a wodge of equity that will be a house deposit at some point. The profit if I sold them today would be something like 120%...
(, Tue 19 Sep 2006, 20:46, Reply)

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