Monday, January 23, 2006

A little financial perspective

Alex Rodriguez made $26 million to play baseball last year. When those kinds of salaries are announced, people talk about how much that is per game or per at bat, but it is still too much to comprehend. I have a different perspective.

He makes $71,233 a day, every day of the year. That is $2,968 and hour, all day every day, just to be Alex Rodriguez. That's $49 a minute. I wonder what my day so far would have been like in his world.

Woke up from a good night's sleep. (Eight hours: $23,744)
Took a crap. (8 minutes, $392)
Got some work done. (2.5 hours, $7,420)
Found my calculator($113) and wrote this stupid weblog entry. ($980)

Can you imagine asking a woman out on a date, going to dinner and a movie, going to her place and having sex, and being $14,000 to the good by the time you get home? No wonder those guys get laid so much.


At 4:53 PM , Anonymous Sarcastro said...

That comes to like $.82 per second. So if A-Rod saw fifty cents on the ground, it wouldn't be worth his time to pick it up.


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