My new job has a foosball table. That’s probably a little unusual for those of you who work outside of Internet startups. Here in Silicon Valley, it’s more common than you might think.
I was watching a couple of people play in the office. One remarked, “I really should get a foosball table.” I immediately entertained the myself. A foosball table would be fun. They can get expensive, but I could probably save up for short time and get one. The problem isn’t actually the foosball table itself… it’s finding a place to put the foosball.
We have an office in our home… and we could probably fit a foosball table in there if we did a little re-organization. The problem is that we are thinking of moving soon. Will we have buy a bigger place? How much would that foosball table raise our rent?
I had never thought about the monthly fee of buying stuff that have no monthly fee. In some places like Iowa, that monthly fee probably isn’t much. Those of you who live in New York City probably think it’s quite a bit.
Have you ever bought something (not huge) while factoring how much it might cost to physically store it? Am I weird here?
For those wondering about my foosball skills. I like to say that I’m East Coast good. That’s to say that I haven’t had the experience that those in Silicon Valley have, but I’m better than the average Joe. I play tremendous defense, but I have no offensive game. My biggest weaknesses lack of power with my left hand and only being able to pass it where I want some 80% of the time. (I know you woke up this morning wondering about Lazy Man’s foosball game… now you can say your day is complete.)