I can scratch my balls whenever I want. I can work in the nude or as close to nude as the weather permits. I can take my cellphone into the bathroom and participate in a conference call while I am on the shitter.
I've got to be careful of grunting and other related noises with that last one.
One of the biggest liberties that I enjoy while working from home is having cable news playing in the background pretty much all day long. I think I was more informed during this past election cycle than at any other time in my life thanks to background cable news inundation. Some of what they said was even true.
I love the background cable news!
Except for the commercials. I fucking hate the commercials!
Owe money to the IRS? Call here. Suffering from Mesothelioma? They got your back. Want to get rid of that time share? Here you go. Wanna make $5,000 a week working from your home? Wait a minute...what was that number again?
Anyway, the one ad that really gets to me is the J.G. Wentworth commercial. They offer cash upfront for your monthly settlements and/or annuities. That means if you get a monthly/quarterly/yearly amount of cash from a lawsuit, lottery, inheritance or some other financial instrument they will pay you some fraction of the present value of that cash flow upfront if you turn it over to them.
Now, financially speaking, this can be a good idea. At times. Money now is almost always better than money in the future. It depends on the specifics. I know that J.G. Wentworth is making out on the deal. Somehow, someway. Otherwise they wouldn't be in business.
But my questions are as follows: Are there really that many people out there with these kind of future cash flows? Are there that many of those people willing to forego future earnings for money upfront? Does this number of these kind of people with these kind of cash flow problems, and it has to be small, demand that an entire company exists to service them?
Certainly not enough to pay for the sheer multitude of commercials that they run, right? Some of them pretty extravagant. The latest one is an entire opera in one minute. Amazing!
I have a feeling that some of the actors in that commercial take their craft very seriously.
I feel so bad for them right now.