My brother was visiting over the weekend and — as often happens on such occasions — we ended up in an expensive hi-fi shop, promising ourselves that we were 'just looking'. As we browsed the various gorgeous and ruinously expensive bits of equipment on the shelves, the following exchange took place between us:
Brother: I know it sounds a bit pervy, but come and twiddle this selection knob! Me [twiddling a huge, solid aluminium knob on a Musical Fidelity amp]: Ooo, nice. Do you think we can just buy the knob mounted on a bit of aluminium?
We are truly sad people.