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Re: Monkey lad alert!!!!

>  by the time they had taken a day or two off of work to get their car ready 
for the track, they had lost enough in billing >  that would have more than 
paid for the work on their cars....

I certainly understand this line of thinking but for many of us, the process 
is as much fun as the results ... and there's also some comfort to be had in 
knowing that everything's been done to your satisfaction.   Much of the work 
I do can't be justified using a strict opportunity-cost analysis but this 
only means that the equation used doesn't account for the many intangible 
benefits that accrue to me and not that as a consumer, I'm acting in an 
irrational manner...

JG (who's fondly reflecting upon all of the Econ classes he took at