I don’t mind being corrected when I’m wrong.* When I’m right, though…
A reader saw our recent post about what may or may not be the world’s largest BBQ pit. He disagreed with much of what I said in the story and tried to dissect it almost line-by-line (my original lines are in bold):
“I suspect your numbers are pretty far off, but then again they may have been supplied to you that way.
For $350,000 you can buy what’s allegedly the largest barbecue pit in the world.
Might be a tuff sell at that price- Our weld shop could build at least two for that price… Brand new! So we will watch close..Then again, pretty limited market, so one might be all there needs to be.
Dubbed “Undisputable Cuz,” the monster meat smoker rests on Highway 290 in Texas. All you need is the winning bid on Ebay. For some reason, shipping is $3.58 in the listing.
maybe that per mile…
I’m guessing that’s a tad off since this behemoth weighs 40 tons and is 76 feet long.
Can’t be, that would make it over weight with the tractor and require special permits for every single move.. length, again require special permits for every mile. But people do strange things so maybe it could be.
For as much as I appreciate you taking the time to fact-check my work, sir, you’re wrong. Let me break it down for you (your parts in bold):
“I suspect your numbers are pretty far off, but then again they may have been supplied to you that way.”
We didn’t list the thing on Ebay. We only found it. That was the price in the listing, those were the dimensions from the listing. Here’s the link to the listing, again, which we posted in the story and which you obviously didn’t take the time to follow before commenting. If the facts are incorrect, take it up with the guy who listed the thing. We ran that story mostly for fun.
“maybe per mile…”
Again, that price was what it said in the listing we linked to. I was also poking fun at the shipping cost, which was obviously a placeholder, and I think you missed that.
“Can’t be, that would make it over weight with the tractor and require special permits for every single move.. length, again require special permits for every mile. But people do strange things so maybe it could be.”
Did you not bother to finish reading my post, as well as not reading the Ebay listing? Here, I’ll say it again: “This ‘pit’ is so huge, it needs escorts and special permits just to move around.”
All of my snide comments aside, we do appreciate you reading the blog and hope you continue to do so.
*Oh, who am I kidding. I don’t like it when I’m wrong, either.