(A preface. NOTHING was accomplished on the stereo system tonight. I even ate candy in front of him.)
BNL announced part of their summer tour today, and there are about four planned stops I can comfortably drive to in a day: Tulsa, Davenport, Nashville, Louisville. And it struck me, I'll spend $300 on a hotel when I get there - but spending $300 on a flight and going cheap on the hotel is UNthinkable.
So there must be a meme for that somewhere. What is the maximum you would spend if you had unlimited money? Like $100M. What are your limits for these items? What discrepancies do you have, like Clarice's' expensive purse and cheap shoes?
Hotel room:$500. I've never done it, but I can't imagine hitting $500 USD.
Couch: I saw a couch for $2000 once, and I thought it was madness. But if money were not an object, yes, I'd spend $2K.
Socks: $65. I'm not saying it was right, I'm saying I'd pay it. But even if I had $100M, cashmere socks should really max out at $20.
Shoes: No more than $100, unless they were some type of medicinal shoes. Or magic dancing shoes.
Purse: $250. I've paid more than that before, but never again.
Car: $25,000. I know people with as much money invested in the cars in their garage as the asking price for their house. And you can get a car with seat warmers for that 25K.
House: $3.5 million. Or, I could spend 11 years in a hotel at $500 a night.
Stove: $5,000. I don't even know if they sell $5,000 stoves.
Stereo system: working stereo system? Priceless.
Refrigerator: $500. No ice-maker, water spigot, dual doors, or wood finish. Reach in. Is it cold? Sold!
Flight to anywhere in the US: $300.
Flight to Europe: $1000
Concert: Okay, $250, if it is a legendary act, AND the act is playing St. Louis, AND I can make it through the swarms of flying pigs. (Not much legend love, except for the time the Beatles played at Busch Stadium). Yes, I think $250. Sorry, Paul McCartney.
BNL Concert: Fifth row center? $250.
This list reminds me of the motto I learned early: "Spend your money on things that last, like a vacation, instead of things that don't, like a refrigerator."