When my mother-in-law was still alive and pissing me off, she would go to Vegas once a year with her sister. Those two old bittys were the luckiest two on the planet. One time she won 5 grand on the second pull of the handle on a slot machine. Another time she won 25 grand playing Roulette, and on the same day she won 10 grand at the Blackjack table. She would go down with about 2 grand and planed to not bring anything back, but the two of them always came back with 10 to 20 grand between the both of them.
I agree. My weekly allowance was 3.00 ( I know, it's an odd amount but that was my old man ) A model kit was between 2 and 5 dollars ( in Canadian dollars ) I added to my weekly allowance by returning pop and beer bottles, and cutting lawns in the summer and shoveling snow in the winter. Saturday afternoons I could be found at the local hobby shop. And yes, our world was perfect
It depends on what I'm in the mood for. My two favorites are Popeye's Chicken and Fat Bastard Burrito's ( and yes, that's the real name of the place ). When I was in high school, there was a local place call Harry's Burgers in Scarborough. My standard order was their Steak on a kaiser ( medium rare ), onion rings and a large orange drink.
You make some very good points Howard. As you know, we have 5 hobby shops in our area of Durham Region and the eastern part of Toronto. I buy from all 5 as well as the internet shops, Ebay and yourself. What I can't get from the LHS I get from other sources. So, I think that I spread my cash around the hobby and support everyone, both brick and mortar stores and online ones.