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Old January 24th, 2007, 01:09 AM
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Default Have You Ever Kicked Yourself?

Let's share some really good self-flagellation stories, as I had another in a series of reminders of mine today....

Here goes....

Twelve years ago, my brother approached Mrs. Cynic and I, looking for investors in a new venture he was launching. The buy-in was $16,000 per share. We were newly-married, and not in a position to jump in at that time, and so we had to pass. He sold this company last year, and the final statements were issued yesterday (along with cheques for those less STUPID, STUPID, STUPID than I).

A $16k investment would have got you a nice cheque for $1.17 million

To quote a 20th century icon, Charles Brown:

"AAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!!!!!!"
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