volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
6/16/24 2:34 p.m.
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

I know I spend four-figure money on my habit, er, hobby, annually, and that first figure isn't a one.  

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
6/16/24 3:15 p.m.
fasted58 said:

I went to the parts store to buy a length of 5/16" hardline.

"we're not allowed to sell that anymore"

 

He didn't realize that hard line existed.

Also, why can't they sell rubber hose?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
6/16/24 3:34 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
6/16/24 3:39 p.m.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom MegaDork
6/16/24 4:47 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

They can't sell rubber hose? Pretty sure I've bought some at the FLAPS in the last year... Or is this just another layer of the counterperson being confused?

GCrites
GCrites Dork
6/16/24 5:33 p.m.
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
6/16/24 6:44 p.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/16/24 7:37 p.m.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltimaDork
6/16/24 8:36 p.m.
GCrites said:
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

Being a car guy can do that. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
6/16/24 8:40 p.m.
GCrites said:
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

Also, do we even believe that figure?

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso UltraDork
6/16/24 8:47 p.m.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/16/24 9:28 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:
GCrites said:
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

Also, do we even believe that figure?

No.  The number is crazy low.  The average person spends $255 per year on toilet paper.  Anybody spending that little on a hobby isn't really hobbying.

prodarwin
prodarwin MegaDork
6/16/24 9:34 p.m.

Hold up.  If you spend $255 a year in toilet paper, something is insanely wrong with you.

 

or you have extremely luxurious TP.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom MegaDork
6/16/24 9:40 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

No.  The number is crazy low.  The average person spends $255 per year on toilet paper.  Anybody spending that little on a hobby isn't really hobbying.

I think that is the, er, rather a point. A lot of people are involved in the average but are not involved in hobbying, whether that's due to lack of interest or lack of funds.

But this conversation needs more memes. Ante up, everybody. Incidentally, when I went to find a "hobby meme" I got more decent results than I expected, and I wouldn't have thought I'd find this:

prodarwin
prodarwin MegaDork
6/16/24 9:48 p.m.

Yes, it's actually quite shocking how many adults do not have any hobbies at all.

 

j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/16/24 10:20 p.m.
prodarwin said:

Yes, it's actually quite shocking how many adults do not have any hobbies at all.

I have this pet theory that people actually like sitting in traffic because that counts as being out and therefore "doing something."

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
6/16/24 10:33 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

I definitely don't. I can't even think of a hobby that costs that little to get involved in. Reading maybe, with a library card. 

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
6/16/24 10:38 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
fasted58 said:

I went to the parts store to buy a length of 5/16" hardline.

"we're not allowed to sell that anymore"

 

He didn't realize that hard line existed.

Also, why can't they sell rubber hose?

A good parts guy is worth his weight in gold.

Unfortunately, parts stores pay peanuts so they get monkeys.

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
6/16/24 10:47 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Mr_Asa said:
GCrites said:
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

Also, do we even believe that figure?

No.  The number is crazy low.  The average person spends $255 per year on toilet paper.  Anybody spending that little on a hobby isn't really hobbying.

Guys, it's a joke. You are supposed to chuckle and move on. Not analyze it to death. 

 

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 UltimaDork
6/16/24 11:03 p.m.
Toyman! said:
1988RedT2 said:
Mr_Asa said:
GCrites said:
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

Also, do we even believe that figure?

No.  The number is crazy low.  The average person spends $255 per year on toilet paper.  Anybody spending that little on a hobby isn't really hobbying.

Guys, it's a joke. You are supposed to chuckle and move on. Not analyze it to death. 

 

At this point I'm just quoting so I don't feel left out. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/16/24 11:55 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Mr_Asa said:
GCrites said:
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

Also, do we even believe that figure?

No.  The number is crazy low.  The average person spends $255 per year on toilet paper.  Anybody spending that little on a hobby isn't really hobbying.

I'm just here for the quotes. And breaking the forum with them.

RichardNZ
RichardNZ HalfDork
6/17/24 4:52 a.m.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
6/17/24 6:58 a.m.

Sometimes the oldies are the best. 
 

 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
6/17/24 8:04 a.m.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/17/24 8:06 a.m.
Toyman! said:
1988RedT2 said:
Mr_Asa said:
GCrites said:
volvoclearinghouse said:
GCrites said:
Toyman! said:

Most people just stream Netflix. That's about what it costs a year.

Just think about how averages work for a second...to hit that number,how many people have to spend literally zero dollars per year to balance out a car guy with a racing habit?

Not to be a Debbie Downer but this country has a lot of poverty.

Also, do we even believe that figure?

No.  The number is crazy low.  The average person spends $255 per year on toilet paper.  Anybody spending that little on a hobby isn't really hobbying.

Guys, it's a joke. You are supposed to chuckle and move on. Not analyze it to death. 

 

You can spend more than that on cheap booze and cigarettes in a year. You can blow $255 in one night in a strip club. Then there is illegal drug use which is not cheap. 

It all comes down to what you consider to be a 'hobby'.

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