Johnny lunch-bucket?

  • gambheyhey

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    sorry.

    His buyers--Siegel refers to them as the "Johnny Lunch-Bucket crowd," who "shop at Wal-Mart and otherwise would stay in a Ramada Inn"--pony up roughly 10% initially, or $2,400 for the right to stay one week per year in a two-bedroom apartment. They pay the other $21,600 over ten years (often borrowing it from Westgate, which makes much of its money on financing), plus a $599 annual maintenance fee.
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The meaning is probably similar to "Joe Six-Pack" or "Joe Blow." It's a reference to an Everyman, the average working-class citizen.

    The origin is probably straightforward: it's the working men, such as construction workers, who use lunch buckets.
     
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