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If You Were Given A Million Dollars....


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#1 Victoria6102

 
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

Today, I was asked by my skeptic peers if I would eat a piece of bread for a million dollars. I said no! they laughed and said "yeah right". WhO knows, maybe I would get caught up in the moment and say yes. But for how I have felt when I was slightly CCed I dont want to know what it would feel like to eat a whole piece of bread. To me, my health isn't worth that. I'm satisfied with what I have so why put myself back into feeling EXTREMELY I'LL?! But then I do think " wow a MILLION DOLLARS!" so just curious....what would you say?:) (please don't judge me for my answer haha:) )
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

These hypothetical questions are always hard to answer, but a similar thing happened to me once. I was at a gym when my workout partner offered me $10,000 to dive off the olympic high diving board - 90 feet high. I agonized about it but said no. I agonized about it because I knew he was serious and I saw him put the cash into his locker when we changed to work out (relax, he was no druggie - he owned a used car lot and found he could always get a deal if he flashed cash).

Having been there I can say: yes, I would eat a slice of bread for $10,000. For a million I'd eat a loaf every day for a month.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

A million? Hell yeah. I could make good use of a million dollars after I felt better a few days later. :lol: Gluten makes me fell ill. Eating it won't kill me. Now I wouldn't test my anaphylactic medication allergy for a million dollars...
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:19 PM

Heck yeah! I could finally afford that specialist without having to worry about stupid referrals and how I'm going to pay for it. And I could drive to that appointment in my new Mustang.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:43 AM

Ha...maybe I change my answer....maybe I would! Lol
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:04 AM

Well...could I pick the bread? :D
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:26 AM

I remembered a similar thread from last year when I saw yours today...but it was for $100K

http://www.celiac.co...-you-go-for-it/

and in all honesty, my answer NOW would be different than it was back then.

I said NO way!! I was even insulted to be asked back then (but I was very sick and had major neuro symptoms from being long Un-Dxed)

But right now, for a million bucks??? I'd do it. :unsure:
and suffer for an entire month with pain and misery and brain issues.

But ----that vacation home on the beach would be mine. B)
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

I would, after I told them where I volunteer that I would be out for almost a month. That's a lot of money when you have very little. Of course after the tax man gets his share it would only be about half that. :o

PS Nine or ten years ago my answer would have been quite different.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:02 AM

I think I'd totally do it. I'd want my piece of bread to be a piece of that Texas Toast in the freezer section, the garlic toast? I still haven't found anything gluten free that truly replaces it, and I miss it. If I'm going to suffer for a million dollars, it might as well be tasty! And my brand new laptop would keep me busy while I stayed home and suffered....
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Only after I feel totally confident in what is all going on with my body... otherwise it would all probably be spent on our marvelous healthcare system. :blink: :lol:
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

If it were an actual million..and not taxed..and I only had to eat the bread once, I'd do it.

I've suffered for free plenty of times. A million dollars could really change things for me and my family. :D

For a thousand dollars...NO WAY! :o
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Oh, for sure. No question. It would be different if I were to have that delicious bread and then die from it, of course, but as we would not die from that one time it would be worth it to me. I'm picturing chewy ciabatta bread sliced very thickly (about a foot if that counts as a slice!).
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

For me, it would have to be a slice of Pain au Levain with freshly churned butter :P
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

For me, it would have to be a slice of Pain au Levain with freshly churned butter :P

YES! I just kicked my ciabatta to the curb. That would be the ultimate, wouldn't it? The butter would be running down my chin.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

For me, it would have to be a slice of Pain au Levain with freshly churned butter :P

Am I the only one who finds it amusing that the word for bread in French is 'pain'?
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