FLA Man Really Needs $20 - Real Bad!
This is a discussion on FLA Man Really Needs $20 - Real Bad! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; PALMETTO, Florida (AP) -- Mark Giorgio figured a 50-foot plunge was worth $20.
Giorgio, 47, was counting his money and walking across the U.S. 41 ...
September 23rd, 2006 10:56 AM
FLA Man Really Needs $20 - Real Bad!
PALMETTO, Florida (AP) -- Mark Giorgio figured a 50-foot plunge was worth $20.
Giorgio, 47, was counting his money and walking across the U.S. 41 bridge over the Manatee River Monday when a $20 bill blew out of his hand and flew over the rail.
He followed. And plummeted 50 feet into the river. Then he swam about 100 yards to fish the bill from the water.
"I got my money back, hell yeah," Giorgio told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
"Twenty bucks is a lot of money when you're broke."
He was fished from the water by a passing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer.
Giorgio, who said he was already suffering from a broken collarbone, refused treatment for cuts and scrapes he suffered in the fall.
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September 23rd, 2006 11:05 AM
That reminds me of the story of an old wino who walks into a public restroom to relieve himself.
Upon glancing down into the toilet, he notices a dime resting on the bottom of the bowl.
He says to himself, "I may be a drunk and a low-life, but I am not about to reach my hand down into this toilet for a lousy dime."
He then reaches into his pocket, pulls out a quarter. Tossing the quarter into the toilet, he exclaims, "But, I'll do it for 35 cents!"
September 23rd, 2006 11:25 AM
$20 bucks is $20 bucks lol.
I'd be interested in knowing how he got the broken collar bone... $10 perhaps lol.
September 23rd, 2006 11:29 AM
$20? No, but for $100, maybe.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
September 23rd, 2006 11:38 AM
Money can't buy good health...and a trip to the ER will cost a lot more even with BC/BS...
I wouldn't jump...of course, I wouldn't jump off of my house roof...and it's a single story.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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September 23rd, 2006 12:31 PM
The kicker is that this guy already had a broken collar bone BEFORE he jumped 50' to retrieve the $20.
I wonder HOW he got that?
September 23rd, 2006 03:59 PM
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I was wondering tho too - how the heck he ensured his other money was safe - pocket I guess but still - heck of a risk for the $20.
I do recall back in early 90's when I was very strapped for cash - might even actually have been after I had gone back to University - at which time things were a mix of fresh air, peanut butter and jello!!!
Kids were down to stay and we went to the beach - not far in those days from where I lived. All I had was a 20 (pound) note. It crept out of my rear pants pocket and at the time was a major disaster - really hurt!
I'd draw the line tho at the risks of a 50' jump
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September 23rd, 2006 04:04 PM
Like the guy said, it just depends on how broke you are.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
September 23rd, 2006 04:08 PM
If you give a friend $20 and never see that friend again, it was worth it.
I think it is a riot. I would have done that a few times in my life, but not at the moment. I would run to the end of the bridge and try to get it down stream though.
September 23rd, 2006 06:14 PM
Aw come on.
A 50' cannonball sounds like fun. And I get $20 to boot!
September 23rd, 2006 09:50 PM
I've been that broke.
September 24th, 2006 08:05 PM
How does that go again? Oh yea....
Hey, y'all....Watch this!
September 24th, 2006 08:23 PM
Originally Posted by Superhouse 15
thats how ALL amusing things start.
September 24th, 2006 09:34 PM
I thought that was what the redneck has on his tombstone.
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