Things you get the least return on


#1

Recipe books have got to be up there, right?

200 in the book, you eventually make 3 of them.

What else?

People saying that they always get good value out of recipe books are very welcome in here. This is an all-inclusive and friendly thread. No one gets cut in half. Not even Noone.


#2

I like having recipe books to look at but I literally never use them to cook a recipe


#3

I’ve got very good value from the Anna Jones book, and hot sour salty sweet, and some others


#4

Recipe books are good for general meal ideas and learning more about how to cook. If you’re just using these books to follow a few recipes you need to learn recipe books


#5

Spotify. Listen to maybe two hundred songs a month out of probably millions.


#6

Sunday newspaper. Parents bought them every week through my childhood, read about 20 pages max a weekend. Ridiculous


#7

#8

The lottery. God knows how much I’ve given to Camelot (and good causes which I don’t begrudge obvs) over the years but the amount I’ve actually got back would barely pay for a slap up meal at Nandos!


#9

My gym pass


#10

Xbox Live Gold pass. Haven’t used it in at least two years, and I put the Xbox in the garage the other week.

I tried to cancel it once and it was hard so I gave up.


#11

I have never bought or owned a recipe book

I have followed a few recipes from some though


#12

10 pounds a month (or free) for 200 songs is a good return


#13

One way tickets


#14

Children, probably.


#15

But I’m paying for (probably) millions!


#16

Netflix
It looks like there should be loads of good stuff to watch on it, and it’s predominantly shit


#17

Reckon my CPU* of the microwave can probably be measured in whole £s.

*cost per use


#18

I think there should be a spin-off thread, where we recommend stuff for you.

Tell us what you want to watch and the collective wisdom of us idiots will solve your problem.


#19

I mean this assumes that you only get return out of a cookbook if you cook something out of it. I’ve got shitloads of cookbooks that I’ve never cooked anything out of, but that I love dearly. Mind you I’m a weird cookbook obsessive who reads them for fun so probably not representative


#20

Can’t see that working tbh