Comments on: Tech envy: It’s a jungle out there http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/06/06/tech-envy-its-a-jungle-out-there/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: johncabell http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/06/06/tech-envy-its-a-jungle-out-there/#comment-388865 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 02:53:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=26489#comment-388865 Goodness @DisgustedReader! You must have quite a freeloader problem.

Thanks for your … concern. I’m doing just fine.

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By: DisgustedReader http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/06/06/tech-envy-its-a-jungle-out-there/#comment-388855 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:34:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=26489#comment-388855 I know people who were financially irresponsible in the manner described by the writer of this report and the minions of others he refers to. Now in their 60’s they not only cannot retire, but cannot afford their mortgage payments. Some of them would have had $100,000 or more to get through this recession… but spent it all on bigger, better electronic gadgetry.

Of course you have no regrets now! Like them, if bad fortune visits your retirement, will you come running to those like me asking if my extra bedroom is available? I won’t have the heart to tell you to get lost, “old friend,” and pay for your years of irresponsible spending (with no regrets).

Rather, I will tell you “sorry, I already rented the room out of (name of young family member going to college) but I know the local YMCA is renting out rooms until you get back on your feet!!” And no, I won’t laugh when I hang up the phone, too old for that. No, I’ll pray for you and hope somehow, against all hope, you make it through your retirement years… on your own.

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