FLA Man Really Needs $20 - Real Bad!

FLA Man Really Needs $20 - Real Bad!

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    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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    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!"

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    $20 bucks is $20 bucks lol.

    I'd be interested in knowing how he got the broken collar bone... $10 perhaps lol.

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    $20? No, but for $100, maybe.
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    For $100...

    Never...
    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.

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    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?

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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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    Like the guy said, it just depends on how broke you are.
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    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.
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    Aw come on.

    A 50' cannonball sounds like fun. And I get $20 to boot!

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    I've been that broke.

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    How does that go again? Oh yea....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    How does that go again? Oh yea....


    Hey, y'all....Watch this!

    thats how ALL amusing things start.

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    actually

    I thought that was what the redneck has on his tombstone.

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