I don't have the answer to your question...but knowing what YOU do for a living...I'd say that I respect you WAAAAY more than I respect them. You save lives every day. What could they do??? Who knows and who cares? Can't buy them any more happiness than you've already got w/your family who loves you dearly and friends who are better just for knowing you(myself included)! just my 2 cents...and my thanks for keeping your city as safe as the fire fighters in mine keep ours.
You guys have a way of making me blush Leigh, you are too kind! Did you see the name of that canoe? Perseverence!!!
I would have to think that it is corporate owned...but gee whiz! Imagine being the person that gets the nod to go to the boat store to order that thing....WOW!
Anyway...I can only assume that most of us on the site are middle/upper middle class and we are just fine with the ammenities that we can afford. Enjoying family and friends, cherishing our good health, appreciating our homes, a vacation now and then, buying toys when extra funds are available, etc.
One thing for certain...if I ever save a famous person's life or home someday and they give me hoards of money for my professional effort...I'm going to rent a boat like that and host a Lake Michigan NikonCafe bash for all of you to attend...and the fireworks are on me!!!
Thanks everyone for offering some thoughts to my post!!! I shot the image and just shook my head...had to post and see what happened!
I am in agreement with Leigh, I would take a real world person such as yourself that is willing to make the sacrifices in life so we all live better.
To give you an idea on a boat like that... I watch the news as getting ready for work every morning. There was a story on a local boat (yacht) builder down here that says they are getting orders faster than they can make their boats, they need to double their staff and facilities in the coming year to keep up. The yacht they were building during the story was just a small thing, coming in at $20 mil. and the next one they were to start on was $25 mil.
Oh and by the way, you can rent yachts like that. I will try to find the article I read it in to be sure I am correct, but I believe the small yacht rents for $35k per week and holds 8 passengers plus the crew!
And to think, I would just be happy with a D2H and a 500mm lens!
Nice words...thanks Joe. If it's Amway or Avon or even Mary Kay, where do I sign up? Probably some thug who has everyone do is work for him and hasn't gotten his finger nails dirty in years. Oh well....