If salaries keep going the way they've gone in the past two years, your grandkids won't see baseball if it isn't on TV...
Don't get me wrong - the guy is good at what he does, but $ 25 million a year guaranteed?
This is a new design my wife came
up with. Wouldn't your wife or
girlfriend like something like this?
An interesting side-note piece of Hot Wheels history. Released right around 911, Mattel put a sticker over the twin towers to try
and cover it up after the terrorist attacks.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private practitioner and chair of South African Medical Association, told Reuters that on Nov. 18 she noticed seven patients at her clinic who had symptoms different from the dominant Delta variant, albeit "very mild".
But the whole world will still freak the fuck out because they don't know how to handle anything like this - because they're fuckin' morons.
While we're touching on the subjects of cost and value being relative and people bitching about what things cost, here's something I can personally relate to...
CUSTOMER: "How much will it cost to do this job?"
CONTRACTOR: "$2,800 Dollars."
CUSTOMER: "That's WAY too expensive for this job!!"
CONTRACTOR: "How much do YOU think it would cost?"
CUSTOMER: "No more than $800 Dollars - MAX!! It's a simple job!"
CONTRACTOR: "I can't prioritize my time for so little."
CUSTOMER: "People in your line of work are so greedy."
CONTRACTOR: "Sorry you feel that way. Why not do it yourself?"
CUSTOMER: "But... but... I don't know how to do any of this."
CONTRACTOR: "For $900 Dollars, I'll teach you EXACTLY how to get this job done. Then you can spend $800 to do the job and you'll still be saving $1,100 Dollars - PLUS... you'll get the knowledge and experience for the next time you want to do a job yourself."
CUSTOMER: "Deal!! Let's do it."
CONTRACTOR: To get started you'll need tools. So you'll have to buy a welder, a grinder, a chop saw, a drill press, a welding hood, gloves and a few other things."
CUSTOMER: "But I don't have all this equipment and I can't buy all of these for one job."
CONTRACTOR: "Well then for another $300 more I'll let you rent my tools... and you'll still be saving $800 Dollars."
CUSTOMER: "That's cutting into my savings. But I'll rent your tools."
CONTRACTOR: "Okay! I'll be back on Saturday and we can start."
CUSTOMER: "Wait. I can't on Saturday. I only have time today."
CONTRACTOR: "Sorry, I only give lessons on Saturday, because I have to prioritize my time and my tools have to be at other jobs with other customers all week long.
CUSTOMER: "Okay!! I'll sacrifice my family plans on Saturday."
CONTRACTOR: "Yeah... me too. Oh... and I forgot... to do your job yourself, you also have to pay for the materials. Everything is in high demand right now, so your best bet is to get your truck and load up at 6AM before everyone else gets there."
CUSTOMER: "SIX AM??? On a Saturday??? That's way to early for me. And also... I don't have a truck."
"CONTRACTOR: "I guess you'll have to rent one. Do you have a couple of strong men to help you load and unload everything?"
CUSTOMER: "Ummm... ya know... I've been thinking. It's probably best if YOU get this job done. I'd rather pay someone to get it done correctly than go through all the hassle.
CONTRACTOR: "Smart move, sign this and please get out of the way so I can work."
THE REALITY IS THIS...
When you pay for a job, especially handcrafted, you pay not only for the material used, but you are also paying for:
- Knowledge - Experience - Tools - Services - Time - Punctuality - Accountability - Professionalism - Accuracy - Labor - Sacrifices - Safety and Security - Payment of tax obligations
No one should denigrate a professional's work by judging prices - ESPECIALLY when they don't know all the elements or costs necessary for the production of such work.
You can't haggle over a service that you don't actually have the skills or knowledge to do yourself. You can't get a high quality gourmet dinner party for the same price as a Happy Meal from McDonald's. And you can't be mad when skilled people actually KNOW their own worth....
Buddy of mine lives on a small island off the coast of Thailand.
He skipped out on his wife back in France around 20 years ago. Actually told her was going out to get a pack of smokes and never saw her again. She got everything he had and then some but he still thought it was worth it just to get the fuck away from 'that devil women'. Anyway, he's fat and happy on his little island now, his girlfriend usta be a guy, he stays drunk, eats great, laughs alot, and lives the life he wants to live. He sent me this picture of the sign outside his house.
Fans of Noasis had gathered at the Tan Hill Inn Friday night to hear renditions of their favorite rock songs when piles of snow up to three feet high blocked the pub’s exits, according to The New York Times. Local authorities said it was not safe to travel, so 61 stranded pub-goers and employees hunkered down and spent the night, the paper said.
The conditions did not improve, so the shut-ins also slept in the pub on Saturday and were preparing to sleep over again on Sunday amid howling winds and swirling snow, according to the report.
Off-roaders and a mountain rescue group were able to transport several people out of the bar to attend to medical and family situations, but most patrons didn’t look back in anger and made the best of the situation with cold beer, a warm fire and plenty of “Wonderwall” singalongs, the article said....
This is my 'After I hit the Powerball for 260mil and move to Orvieto (in Italy) and live on a hill overlooking my very own vineyard and a gorgeous valley view house'. Get it?
Get it? Transposed? Jeez...