There's a great scene in the movie, “Johnson Family Vacation”that features Cousin Bodie, who approaches the lead character at afamily reunion. Bodie reminds his cousin how he encouraged him toenter the insurance business and is very proud of his success. Thenhe adds, “Let me hold some…”

My boys didn't get it. I found that ironic. “He's asking,” Iexplained, “for money.”

We all have friends or relatives who only come around when theyneed something.  And we all have learned to avoid them atfamily functions.

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