Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Exception: ballparks.

14 comments:

Rob said...

Well at the risk of appearing ignorant, I feel I have to open the batting, especially since I am a serial hat wearer.

Does this mean, that when men such as I arrive in great quantities at a bar that the cost of drinks for the female of the species tends to come down. That seems plausible.

If it implies that the cost of drinks for everyone sinks as the number of white, red and black hats appears then I have some doubts.

It may be that our American cousins find that the emergence of a large number of Texans at a bar causes a flow of cash from their overburdened pockets, thus depressing the purchse price, but that would be a local phenomenum.

Is this a worldwide statement?

Anonymous said...

The hats are more of a symptom of a cheap drink environment more than a cause. Of course, it's circular, so who can say.

Anonymous said...

Those aren't hats, those are caps.

Jimjam said...

I think it's a bit of a redneck "trucker cap" hat kinda reference. More hats -> a more working class establishment -> sensible drink prices. The curve should have a steep bump, or second line, however, to include the obscene drink prices and high hat quantities found in trendy early 20's nightspots, where all the pretty boys want to be Justin Timberlake.

jazzmoth said...

Ballparks are not quite an exception, so much as there are two parameters. Girls in caps and guys in caps. When no girls are in caps, then this graph could work (when making regional assumptions). However, at ballparks, everyone wears a hat, so the guys' hats are canceled out by the girls' hats.
Or something.

tbone said...

I wonder about racetracks.

Guard said...

@jazzmoth

Exactly like you said. Everyone wears hats. And drink prices are ridiculously high. Thus, it's the exception

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Brian said...

I'll take the hats any day....the "no hat" establishment is much too snobby for me.

rob said...

Ahah,

there could be an inter-continental affect at work here.

A fedora might be worn by someone who was less likely to visit low cost bars, and a bowler hatted person or one wearing a top hat might be even less likely to visit such bars.

As for caps, well on this side of the pond (UK) it seems to me that they are rarer, and possibly found in the less expensive bars

abi said...

I think what she's trying to say here may be - The swankier (and more expensive) the establishment, the more likely the men are to take off their hats when they enter. I'm thinking restaurants, etc. - not just bars and clubs.

J*Rob said...

pure genius

Rusko Elvenwood said...

There was a day when wearing your hat inside was considered rude. Nowdays it's just low brow.

Robert Drake said...

should read, guys in trucker hats!

 
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