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What stupid things have you done for money?

I gave bone marrow for $150 in college. Painful as hell, and totally not worth it. I also gave plasma regularly, for beer money, and now have needle mark scars on my arms like a junkie.

by Anonymousreply 5004/10/2013

Pharmacology drug studies. I did about 8 of them through the years. Very uncomfortable and lots of blood draws (around 60 per study). One I made $8,000. I still have numbness in my arms sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 104/09/2013

Don't ask. It would curl your hair.

by Anonymousreply 204/09/2013

I became a lawyer.

by Anonymousreply 304/09/2013

Donating bone marrow and blood is not a stupid thing. One would think you would know that OP? What a strange post.

by Anonymousreply 404/09/2013

Can you sell marrow now?

How much is it going for?

by Anonymousreply 504/09/2013

Only $150 for giving bone marrow is a shockingly small sum of money.

Definitely not worth $150. More like $5000 might make it worth it.

One only has to google giving bone marrow or be well-read or read about it to see that it is a very painful process and something no one ever wants to do until forced to by a sibling or relative needing it from you.

by Anonymousreply 604/09/2013

Worked all my life.

by Anonymousreply 704/09/2013

I gave plasma every other week in college for about 20USD a pop until I got a tattoo. Then they told me i couldnt give plasma anymore so I started giving blowjobs for 50USD a pop.

by Anonymousreply 804/09/2013

[I gave bone marrow for $150 in college. Painful as hell, and totally not worth it.}

So it might have saved someone's life, but it wasn't worth it?!?

by Anonymousreply 904/09/2013

Years ago, I would get a call every couple of months for an escort whose phone number was one digit away from my own, and go out and fuck the guy and get paid for it.

by Anonymousreply 1004/09/2013

I gave bone marrow for a university study, the marrow didn't go directly to a sick person. Maybe the study helped someone though. The plasma centers are disgusting. Seriously, the poorest of the poor are in there a couple times a month selling their blood, scarring their bodies. It's sad.

by Anonymousreply 1104/09/2013

Jesus, OP.

It's like you are selling your body parts for money.

by Anonymousreply 1204/09/2013

I did a study where I had to plunge my arm into ice water and hold it there until the pain became too great. What was stupid about that? I didn't even get paid for fifteen minutes of hell.

by Anonymousreply 1304/09/2013

Speaking of stupid things (and people) it appears TPTB have deleted Brandon's last little gift to us all, the one where he's going to "destroy a person."

by Anonymousreply 1404/09/2013

W&W for R7, only because it's absolutely spot on.

by Anonymousreply 1504/09/2013

I worked for the Census one year. It was my job to drive out into the sticks and attempt to "enumerate" all the people who didn't fill out a Census form, in most cases because they probably didn't want to be found. I encountered more than a few places I suspected were meth labs, based on their condition and the type of trash they had outside. Those I didn't get near; others I did, and I'm amazed I didn't get shot. (This was in Texas btw, where it's entirely legal to shoot people you believe to be trespassing.)

by Anonymousreply 1604/09/2013

OP, It involves an E-meter and a turkey baster. I'm not really allowed to say much else.

by Anonymousreply 1704/09/2013

I'd give a kidney for $100,000 tax free

by Anonymousreply 1804/09/2013

I pretended to like/respect my parents. Luckily I figured out my dignity was worth more.

by Anonymousreply 1904/09/2013

R18 .... and you'd need that money for a good lawyer since that is totally illegal. Like someone said earlier upthread selling body parts. Ick.

by Anonymousreply 2004/09/2013

You can get 70-80k for a kidney if you are young and healthy r18. I wouldn't recommend it though. You may need it someday.

by Anonymousreply 2104/09/2013

When I was 17, I took a job selling magazine subscriptions. It was weird. You had to go live in this hotel in Queens. The first night, my roommate offered me a hit of heroin and stole all my stuff the next day. A few years ago, I realized I was working for the guys from the movie Goodfellas. These guys were running rackets out of the Kew Motor Inn and this was one of them. You never made money. They paid some of these guys in heroin. And they had free room and board. The guy running the place was Italian and I gave him a piece of my mind when I quit. He drove me to the subway and gave me almost enough for a token. I realize now he could've just as easily put a slug in my head and dumped me in a junkyard.

by Anonymousreply 2204/09/2013

R22, those magazine salesmen come to my door from time to time. They are always young, and say that they need to sell subscriptions so that they can get a mentor to guide them and get out of the hood. They also say that they need practice in dealing with 'affluent people'. The police caught on, and it turns out that it was a giant scam. Some old dude was taking young men from the street, feeding them lines, and sending them into nice neighborhoods.

by Anonymousreply 2304/09/2013

Joined the Air Force.

by Anonymousreply 2404/09/2013

Wow R23 it sounds like you know what I'm talking about. The thing is, these jerks don't want anybody too bright. (Hence, they hired me. Hmmm.) They don't want people to talk back. No questions. We were told to say we were trying to go to college. Some people bought out of pity. But 99% of the time you came back owing money to the Mob.

by Anonymousreply 2504/09/2013

Hook up with my first gf.

Back in those days, I thought a woman with a good job and a new car would "take me away from all this."

by Anonymousreply 2604/09/2013

20/20 (or Dateline) did a story about those magazine salespeople one time! Turns out most were homeless runaways. They used to come to my apartment multiple times a year and badger the FUCK out of me to buy their stupid fucking magazines. I never did. I swear I remember them telling me they were trying to win a vacation to Mexico or some shit? Regardless, I didn't care.

by Anonymousreply 2704/09/2013

worked for an insurance company

by Anonymousreply 2804/09/2013

Face it R26, you're a car whore, just like me.

by Anonymousreply 2904/09/2013

I put up with shit bosses that--if I could do it all over again--I should have told to go FUCK themselves. Shame on me.

by Anonymousreply 3004/09/2013

Immigrate to America.

by Anonymousreply 3104/09/2013

[quote] R18, and you'd need that money for a good lawyer since that is totally illegal

In America it's illegal. It's legal in some other countries

by Anonymousreply 3204/09/2013

Posed for a portrait

by Anonymousreply 3304/09/2013

A friend guilted me and a few other guys into helping him move an older (55) woman from an apartment to her new "home" - a double-wide trailer next to a power plant.

On the drive to her apartment a few of the guys joked that she really liked meat and that I should be careful. I thought it was straight guy bullshit.

The apartment was disgusting and the woman looked like the grandmother from 'The Nanny' - crooked lipstick, stretch stirrup pants, and sequined off-the-shoulder top.

There were packed boxes stacked against the walls, but we had to step over mounds of filthy clothing and garbage to retrieve them.

There were also soiled thongs hanging from doorknobs.

When she wasn't wrapping DIRTY dishes in newspaper, she was rubbing against guys as she gave directions on what to pack and what to throw away.

She grabbed my ass twice. I began switching rooms when she'd enter. One guy told me not to leave him alone with her - she was pulling this shit with the others.

I was stuck sitting next to her in the truck. She squeezed my upper thigh and I slapped her hand away without saying anything.

Unpacking at the new place, I found out that most of the pre-packed boxes contained canned goods and dirty plates - from a move eight years prior.

I made $50 for 10 hours of work. It took three showers to get the stench out of my nose.

by Anonymousreply 3404/10/2013

I worked at McDonald's.

I win.

by Anonymousreply 3504/10/2013

Worked at Walmart.

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by Anonymousreply 3804/10/2013

Temping is definitely soul destroying and u get treated like shit.

by Anonymousreply 3904/10/2013

4 years in Amway.

by Anonymousreply 4004/10/2013

Invaded Iraq

by Anonymousreply 4204/10/2013

[quote]Worked all my life.

What's the alternative?

by Anonymousreply 4304/10/2013

That's a tough question.

by Anonymousreply 4404/10/2013

I donated my eggs. Extremely lucrative in certain circles.

by Anonymousreply 4504/10/2013

R45=The Easter Bunny

by Anonymousreply 4604/10/2013

Orchestrated the sale of weapons to my country's enemies, using the profits to fund guerrilla warfare in Central America.

by Anonymousreply 4704/10/2013

Sean Cody. It paid well but in the end not worth it.

by Anonymousreply 4804/10/2013

A friend hooked me up for a paid play date with an elderly straight man. I met him at a motel. We talked a bit as he told me about having an African exchange student years ago that used to suck him off. He asked me to strip along with him, he got out a suitcase of sex magazines, huge toys and vibrators. We just played with ourselves, talked about sex and I blew him for a bit. Was paid $100 and I needed the money.

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