Here's this morning's challenge question: A new Harris Interactive Poll reveals that the majority of Americans surveyed, 47%, spend 1-15 hours per month with THESE. With what?
The name of the survey - "The Cost of Friendship" - and it explored Americans' attitudes toward their friends in terms of both time and money.
Among the findings - while most Americans spend between 1-15 hours monthly enjoying the company of friends, 13% say they spend more than 51 hours hanging out with their buddies.
Then there are the money issues that came to light in the survey - nearly one-third of U.S. adults spend more money on their friends than their friends spend on them in a given year, according to the poll. Nineteen percent also said they spend an average of $500 a year on gifts, and 20% of people said they have had a “friend breakup” over a money dispute. Harking back to Shakespeare, here - "Neither a borrower nor a lender be..."
Patrick was this morning's winner - he and a friend can enjoy a trip to Nantucket on the Steamship Authority with the $30 gift card he's won!