For some reason it reminds me of this one time I had to set a stage up out doors. For some reason they wanted it set up outside at one of my old jobs. So I carted the stage and mobile lighting and sound equipment out to where they wanted it. It took me a good three hours to set up because they refused to let anyone help me.
Then they used it for 10-15mins to make some announcement and were like, okay done take it all back and set it back up where it was before. Not entirely sure why I had to do it all myself either, OHS apparently.
I was rather annoyed, we had a portable microphone and speaker thing for that, I thought it was for something important or exciting so I was happy to help. SO I guess the moral of the story is, why use something practical when you can spend more money and use something impractical.
Damn thinking about it, it still boogles my mind. Though its probably like my current work place where we spend 5k on a bbq lunch because someone important may turn up. Yeah you need a dj and a pavilion setup for an informal bbq, like for serious.
EDIT: It is funny though to tell other staff at one of those bbqs how much it costs
Other Staff: This is really nice, I wonder how much it costs, must be cheap if they do it so often
Me: $5k from our budget