Tuesday, January 17, 2012

White people get laid off, Indian people play cricket


Hat tip to Half Sigma.

Small sample size, but it is fascinating to note that all of those interviewed are what I would consider significantly below average in terms of appearance.  Where are the attractive people who were laid off?

Not that cricket is bad or anything...(say the politically correct whites)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Free Stuff

The economy is weird.  Regular people with money pay 120$ for a pair of athletic shoes and 30$ for a shirt.  The cost of materials and manufacturing is around 1/12-1/15 of the final retail amount.  Now that I am an insider, I still shake my head sometimes at people who are willing to pay such exorbitant amounts for athletic goods.  Though my conscience tells me that they are being ripped off, my job is dependent on the fact that people with high discretionary income (and some without) are willing to spend that money.

I don't pay for a lot of things.  I get tons of stuff for free--and if I want to buy something I can always get it for cheap.  Companies love it when you test out their stuff so you can tell regular people how great it is.

Even though I don't make a whole lot of money, the free stuff sure helps since it would be stuff I would spend my money on anyways if I had a different job.  Let's just say it adds up to 2k a year worth of stuff.