Every so often, some junk mail will sneak past the No Junk Mail sticker, often in a kind of junk mail Trojan horse, such as a copy of the Bayside Weekly. Last week a Barbecues Galore catalogue snuck in. Now, I know that they stock a wide range of barbecues, including the modest type of small unit that I’m considering, costing perhaps a couple of hundred dollars. But the catalogue highlights the high-end.
Holy crap. $17,990 for a barbie? Do people really buy this stuff? Are they out of their freaking minds?
Even the “cheaper” (and I use the word loosely) models on that page are $6990 and $7990.
Seriously folks, if you’re pondering spending this kind of money on a barbecue, take a good long look at yourself, go and buy one for 5-10% of the price, and give the rest of the money to charity. That kind of dosh would set up whole villages with supplies of water and food for years — if not forever.
(If I’ve missed something fundamental and there really is an actual reason for spending the price of a small car on something to cook sausages on, please enlighten me.)