Thursday, February 28, 2008

Life: What's Yer Time Worth?!

I ran into the Village today to see my Tailor (who is THE BEST, btw) and I encountered a mob of what appeared to be mostly UCLA students in line for (what I assume was) free food being given away at the Grand Opening of the new Chipotle restaurant on Broxton.  While I'm sure I did similar things for free food (a couple of years ago *ahem*) when I was an u-grad at UCLA...the whole scene left me thinking how my time is worth so much more these days.  I mean, it's not like it's the American Apparel Warehouse sale or anything!  Seriously, what could a burrito at that place cost?  

Actually now that I think about it I undoubtedly spent many waking (yet, less valuable) minutes of my life in a line for Diddy Reise cookies (just up the street) which were indeed NOT FREE, but practically.  Yum...worth every minute!  Oh and I feel it's worth mentioning that the end of this line wrapped around the corner and came within a few feet of Bel Air Camera.

So the moral of this story is if you want to get a college student's undivided attention offer them free food....the end.


  1. chuckle, chuckle. You are moving up in the world, what is your price these days? A homemade apple pie? Ok.

  2. Actually two apple pies! My special price just for you...

  3. Well, if you have an iphone (or other web enabled phone) you can check out this cool application called "PayScale Meeting Miser" to tell you exactly how much your time is worth. Just enter in your salary and start the timer, and it will calculate your cost right down to the second.

    This app was originally designed to show how much cash was being burned in corporate meetings, but you can use it for all kinds of stuff, including how much it costs you to wait in line for a free burrito.

    PayScale Meeting Miser


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