Toronto Diary
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Welcome to the point of diminishing returns

You know what we don’t see enough of on this blog? Vocabulary lessons! Here’s one right now:

Point of diminishing returns (noun): The point at which the yield rate on rewards is no longer proportional to or above the amount of time, effort and money put into a project.

Used in the proper context: if you fork over $87,500 for a couple of poles with swirly rainbow flags on them, and then it takes an additional two months to plant the damn things, you may have hit the point of diminishing returns.

Seriously, how are these things worth $43,750 a piece? What could they possibly do that would justify spending that much money on poles with spinning fabric on them? Do they give out blowjobs and lollipops? Please tell me the answer to that last question is “yes."

But honestly, this is just . . . bonkers. Absolutely bonkers. Until someone can prove that a pole can bring in almost $44,000 worth of tourism, I’m filing this under D for “derp.”

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