Yeah, yeah...if he was Japanese, he'd have a yen for something to eat. If he were Korean, he'd be won tough cookie. In Iraq, you could invite him over for some dinar. But in Brazil, he'd have to keep it real.
It was sad to read that despite his family's efforts to alter his behavior, deep down inside he just couldn't make the change. Too bad he cashed in.
But the interesting thing is that the article mentions previous hospital visits and extractions of coins. If he had stomach problems in the past and they pulled coins out, didn't anyone think to X-ray him? Glad I don't belong to his HMO!
[ This Message was edited by: expatriate on 2004-02-28 15:59 ]
I have always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days. But I do watch for bargains. Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to life without investing a lot of money. One such find was a side by side 12 gauge marked “W. Richards” It is not from the fine English gun maker Wesley Richards, it is a cheap knock off copy probably made in Belgium about a hundred years ago...