Monday, January 14, 2013

Alcohol consumption and economics

Some Serious Bar Economics

Lady: Do you drink?

Man: Yes.

Lady: How much a day?

Man: Three 6 packs.

Lady: How much per 6 pack?

Man: About R100.00.

Lady: And how long have you been drinking?

Man: 15 years.

Lady: So one 6 pack costs R100.00, and you have 3 packs a day which puts your spending each month at R9000,00. In one year, it would be R108 000 correct?

Man: Correct.

Lady: If in 1 year you spend R108 000 not accounting for inflation, the past 15 years puts your spending at R1 620 000 correct?

Man: Correct.

Lady: Do you know that if you hadn't drank, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 15 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?

Man: Do you drink?

Lady: No.

Man: So where's your fucking Ferrari then?