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Wedding investment (2) Wed, May 16, 2012
When I get invited to a wedding, I try to convince myself to be content with the fact that I'm socially obligated to attend.  I say, "Hey, at least there's free booze."  And free booze there is, which is how I became acquainted with whiskey a few years ago.  Stepping back from the situation, I can't help but notice how the booze isn't really free.  Gifts are given, often on more than one occasion, so that's maybe $100-300.  If I'm in the wedding party, there's a tux rental involved, not to mention a public performance involving the simple yet intimidating prospect of standing in front of a room full of people.  Is the wedding nearby?  No, it involves a car ride and a hotel room and a few meals in between.  Finally there's the intangible expense of spending an entire day making awkward small talk with people I only sort of want to talk to while stuffing my face with cake containing fruit. #lifestyle

Rus Fri, May 18, 2012
Can you advise us on which booze to drink to increase our ROI?

What is the break-even point analysis?  How many trips to the open bar is required.  (And don't forget to factor in the cab ride home and the car retrieval later if the break-even point requires more booze than advisable limits)

Dave Fri, May 18, 2012
Well obviously stay away from the lower-end domestic beers like Bud and Coors.  Get an import if you can, or a Sam Adams since they're more expensive.  And if you're into liquor, avoid things like Jim Beam and Absolut.  Grey Goose and most Scotches will be the best bang for your buck (or buck for your bang in this case), and of course, get it straight up.  No mixes.  That way you can maximize your ROI.  It's science.

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