• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

A hypothetical qustion..

Phydeaux

TUG Member
Joined
May 20, 2010
Messages
2,760
Reaction score
311
Location
Somewhere, USA
You're invited to a party where you meet a self-made gazillionaire, but in talking with him, you get the impression he's lost his marbles. He offers you a proposition:

"If I promised to pay you $750 million dollars to jump from an airplane without a parachute, would you do it?"

You know he has the money.

What's your answer?
 

wackymother

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2005
Messages
5,667
Reaction score
1,400
Location
NJ
Yes. And then I would do it from a plane sitting on the ground. With a mattress underneath.
 

pjrose

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2005
Messages
8,739
Reaction score
15
Location
Central PA USA
Two hypothetical questions

What's a qustion? :)

What color is your parachute?
 

Phydeaux

TUG Member
Joined
May 20, 2010
Messages
2,760
Reaction score
311
Location
Somewhere, USA
What's a qustion? :)

What color is your parachute?

Touché PJ! Care to play along? ;)

Thus far I'm surprised by the lack of interest in playing along in this hypothetical. It's of course not real, and folks here don't seem shy about offering up their opinions on other topics. Interesting indeed..

:shrug:
 

dioxide45

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
May 20, 2006
Messages
48,890
Reaction score
20,324
Location
NE Florida
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grande Vista
Marriott Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Club Wyndham CWA
What good would the $750MM do me? And is there such a number as a gazillion? I probably wouldn't because he would have to by lying about his/her money.
 

SueDonJ

Moderator
Joined
Jul 26, 2006
Messages
16,617
Reaction score
5,793
Location
Massachusetts and Hilton Head Island
Resorts Owned
Marriott Barony Beach and SurfWatch
Touché PJ! Care to play along? ;)

Thus far I'm surprised by the lack of interest in playing along in this hypothetical. It's of course not real, and folks here don't seem shy about offering up their opinions on other topics. Interesting indeed..

:shrug:

Now I feel like I'm in the dunce chair, obviously missing something that the smart kids know!

Real or not, I'm not jumping out of any planes! Can I hypothetically ask the gazillionaire for another challenge?
 

dioxide45

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
May 20, 2006
Messages
48,890
Reaction score
20,324
Location
NE Florida
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grande Vista
Marriott Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Club Wyndham CWA
Now I feel like I'm in the dunce chair, obviously missing something that the smart kids know!

Real or not, I'm not jumping out of any planes! Can I hypothetically ask the gazillionaire for another challenge?

Your not alone...
 

SueDonJ

Moderator
Joined
Jul 26, 2006
Messages
16,617
Reaction score
5,793
Location
Massachusetts and Hilton Head Island
Resorts Owned
Marriott Barony Beach and SurfWatch
Jimy Williams was asked a number of hypothetical questions during the press conference when he was introduced as the new RedSox manager. In response to one about Jose Canseco, he said, "I know if a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his booty."

Is that a correct answer here? :eek:
 

pjrose

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2005
Messages
8,739
Reaction score
15
Location
Central PA USA
Jimy Williams was asked a number of hypothetical questions during the press conference when he was introduced as the new RedSox manager. In response to one about Jose Canseco, he said, "I know if a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his booty."

Is that a correct answer here? :eek:

A female frog wouldn't, but I'm not so sure about a male frog.
In any case, if Mr. or Ms. Froggie has wings, then jumping out of the plane without a parachute wouldn't be a problem!
 

rhonda

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
3,342
Reaction score
958
Location
San Diego, CA
Resorts Owned
Worldmark, DVC, Grand Pacific Palisades // Gone: Warner Springs Ranch, Seapointer (SA), WinPointVIP (?)
You're invited to a party where you meet a self-made gazillionaire, but in talking with him, you get the impression he's lost his marbles. He offers you a proposition:

"If I promised to pay you $750 million dollars to jump from an airplane without a parachute, would you do it?"

You know he has the money.

What's your answer?
"Maybe." Gotta give him a chance to provide more info.
 

falmouth3

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
3,417
Reaction score
22
Location
Burlington, MA
What would be in it for me? No, that's not something I'd consider for even a second.
 

Htoo0

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2005
Messages
1,320
Reaction score
9
Location
Oklahoma
I agree, I couldn't care less if the airplane had a parachute- as long as I did!;)
 

Phydeaux

TUG Member
Joined
May 20, 2010
Messages
2,760
Reaction score
311
Location
Somewhere, USA
"Maybe." Gotta give him a chance to provide more info.


BINGO!!! Correct answer!!!




Correct answer is "maybe, but I need a little more information".

The wealthy person only provided you a shred of information, and some would have sacrificed $750 M by providing the wrong answer. No, money isn't everything, but that fills a lot of charity baskets.

Answer yes, and you could be a dead duck, but not necessarily. Jump from a Dreamliner at 35,000 feet and you're not going to survive. However, what if the wacky wealthy guy explained it this way (after you've asked for more information, of course :):

"the aircraft is a two-seat Cessna 152 and it is parked in the hangar with it's engine off. Now, for $750 big ones, what's your answer?"


Rhonda got it right. Congrats Rhonda!
 
Last edited:

nightnurse613

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
2,088
Reaction score
55
Location
Phoenix, AZ
I think wackymother got the answer. The question asked for a response and gave no details. She didn't need to make any rules; she answered the question and outlined under what conditions. I'm sure she prefers small bills! LOL:cheer:
 

Timeshare Von

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
7,101
Reaction score
1,779
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Resorts Owned
Wyndham (77k points at Myrtle Beach/Westwinds)
Thus far I'm surprised by the lack of interest in playing along in this hypothetical. It's of course not real, and folks here don't seem shy about offering up their opinions on other topics. Interesting indeed..

:shrug:

Most are willing to provide a response or opinion when it matters. A hypothetical that is just plain dumb isn't worth the time to consider. That said, I can't believe I cared enough to return to this thread and respond now. :D
 

dioxide45

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
May 20, 2006
Messages
48,890
Reaction score
20,324
Location
NE Florida
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grande Vista
Marriott Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Club Wyndham CWA
Why would a gazillionaire be willing to give me $750MM to just about four feet out of a parked airplane?:shrug:
 

SueDonJ

Moderator
Joined
Jul 26, 2006
Messages
16,617
Reaction score
5,793
Location
Massachusetts and Hilton Head Island
Resorts Owned
Marriott Barony Beach and SurfWatch
Why would a gazillionaire be willing to give me $750MM to just about four feet out of a parked airplane?:shrug:

But remember, he's a gazillionaire losing his marbles. Giving away his play money to folks who perform for him is at least a little more sane than just burning it. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
 

pjrose

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2005
Messages
8,739
Reaction score
15
Location
Central PA USA
But remember, he's a gazillionaire losing his marbles. Giving away his play money to folks who perform for him is at least a little more sane than just burning it. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Unless they die and their relatives sue him for a gazillion dollars.
 

Phydeaux

TUG Member
Joined
May 20, 2010
Messages
2,760
Reaction score
311
Location
Somewhere, USA
Most are willing to provide a response or opinion when it matters. A hypothetical that is just plain dumb isn't worth the time to consider. That said, I can't believe I cared enough to return to this thread and respond now. :D

So sorry to see you feel this way. My wife & I have been using this hypothetical for many years in talking with engaged couples to emphasize the importance and need of communication, and having the complete picture before offering judgements. Many couples eyes light up, and offer "wow, I never really thought about it like that".

Oh well..

I hope a few others accepted the message, and maybe even learned something. We never stop learning.
 
Top