You Could Drink, Or…
Social Worker: Do you drink?
Social Worker: How much a day?
Man: Three six packs.
Social Worker: How much is a six pack?
Man: about $10.00.
Social Worker: And how long have you been drinking that much?
Man: Fifteen years.
Social Worker: So one six pack costs you $10.00, and you have three
six-packs a day, which puts your spending each month at about $900. In
one year, it would be $10,800. Correct?
Man: Yeah, that math works out. Sure.
Social Worker: If in one year you spend $10,800, not accounting for
inflation, the past 15 years puts your spending at around $162,000,
Social Worker: Do you know that if you hadn’t drank all that beer,
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 brand new Ferrari?
Man: Do you drink?
Social Worker: No.
Man: Then why the hell are you driving a Chevy?
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