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Old 08-12-2005, 06:05 PM   #29
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Uhhh Rich

I grew up in Florida, What's a sled, and where are the wheels????????

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Old 08-12-2005, 06:09 PM   #30
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Uhhh Rich

I grew up in Florida, What's a sled, and where are the wheels????????

Marie
Marie, you know what a sled is. a $500 car...
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Old 08-12-2005, 06:48 PM   #31
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Thank-you!

Thanks for all your responses! When I started this thread last night, I was still reeling from the shock of her “slap.” I mostly just needed confirmation on what my intuition was already telling me – she is not a true friend. This thread was never about "losing" an idea – it was about the loss of a good friend as some of you astutely indicated. And, last but not least, I appreciate all the humor, i.e., DVD rewinder, Airstream storage facility, mafia, and voodoo.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:31 PM   #32
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Here is something that I remembered from long long ago.
"Friend's may come and friends may go, and friends may peter out, you know. But we'll be friends through thick and thin, peter out or peter in."
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:41 PM   #33
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I definitely agree with John. Go ahead with your idea and totally outdo her!

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Old 08-12-2005, 10:32 PM   #34
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She's not your friend.

The important thing for you is not to hold any resentment, she is what she is, and unfortunately you can't go back in time and take it all back. I believe that everything happens for a reason, we just don't always know what that reason is until we are further down the road.
Best of luck with your venture.

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Old 08-13-2005, 05:34 AM   #35
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I believe that everything happens for a reason, we just don't always know what that reason is until we are further down the road.
Your once and former friend may wind up having to walk around with a "will work for food" sign after she is done with this venture, and it could have been you. Kind of like Steve Martin, and his Opti-Grabber.
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Old 08-14-2005, 02:40 PM   #36
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see http://doncostar.com/ for how inventors deal with this problem. The 'Help Letter' is advice for anyone considering new ideas.

Problem is that a business idea is not patentable so the only way to protect that is via trade secret.

And then their is the friendly betrayal - reminds me of the latest study that says a lot more fathers than you'd think have kids who aren't theirs
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Old 08-15-2005, 12:40 PM   #37
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Yukionna.....
U Poor, poor betrayed person U.... let Me vry shortly tell U wot hppnd 2 Me... My D/D & I, always took our cars 2 a TRUSTED guy who lives jus around the corner from us, for repairs & mot's beyond My scope, wot hppnd was, I was in the market 4a change of car, so I asked this Friend, the Car Doctor 2 L @@ K over this lttl out of town motor... it was, as far as I could C, vry GOOD indeed, a full mot, new tyres...& so on, & etc:, sounded nice ran like a dream, BUT... it had a hidden mystery, walkin away shakin His head, & moanin abt drivin a few miles 2 C a load of rubbish....
Turns out the Load of rubbish had somehow turned in2 a PERFECT idea lttl car 4 HIS WIFE, that very same afternoon...
Me, I paid that *"+*=>?</~ £15 cash 2 check it out 4 ME, cos I did'nt wanna B STUNG, & waste My hard earned cash on a LEMON....
...... So I KN exactly wot U sufferin, & how U feel abt Yr FIEND, sorry FRIEND.... We now USE OUR local Garage, & YES it still smarts when I C "MY CAR "...bein driven By his Wife... Grrr.... My Heart goes out 2U, & it's a shame vat Greed can & DOES spoil a long friendship... they say time heals... well it's bn 18 months now, & I'm STILL sore as a Bears Bum abt it...Chris.....
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:30 AM   #38
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Yukionna,

I was wondering if you have allowed your friendship a second chance?

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I'm really struggling with something that just happened to me so would like to get your opinion on the situation. I have a business idea that I've been mulling over for awhile and I recently shared the idea with a close friend. A few days later, I happened to be talking with this same friend on an unrelated topic and she indicated that she was going to get involved herself in executing my idea herself. My initial reaction was shock. When I asked her what was up with that she indicated it was a free world, it is a great idea and there is plenty of room for more than one person doing the same work so I should just get over it.

In reality, I am really having a problem "just getting over it." I know enough not to share business ideas/brainstorming with any Tom, Dick or Harry but this is supposed to be my friend! I don't like the thought of losing a friendship over this but I'm having trouble accepting her as a friend right now. I know that I would never do this to a friend so I'm having trouble accepting that a friend would do this to me. What do you think? Should I just suck it up and deal with it (and keep my mouth shut next time)?
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