Drain Pour Economics

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ContemplateBeer
beers 1926 º places 143 º 12:57 Thu 8/2/2012

So, you invest a good sum (whatís a good sum?) of money to buy a beer, and it turns out to be a drain pour.

Do you pour the beer out, regardless of cost, or do you finish it regardless, because of the investment?

 
miketd
places 125 º 12:59 Thu 8/2/2012

Dump it, no matter what I paid.

 
DuffMan
beers 8942 º places 334 º 13:00 Thu 8/2/2012

Fuck that pour it. Lifeís too short to suffer crap.
If itís crap food-- garbage it.
If itís a crap movie-- turn it off.
If itís a crap book-- toss it.
if itís a crap hockey match-- start a fight.

 
biggsbowler
beers 587 º places 22 º 13:00 Thu 8/2/2012

Dump it. There are too many good beers to drink that will destroy my brain cells and liver.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1578 º places 61 º 13:03 Thu 8/2/2012

Dump it. I do this with a bunch of beer though. Nobody wants to drink blah blah barrel aged whatever with me and itís a 750ml. I can either sit on it for a year and have it get rotten or I could drink whatever I can stomach before retiring the bottle.

 
jercraigs
beers 9253 º places 436 º 13:05 Thu 8/2/2012

If its a drain pour its a drain pour... If its really that bad then why punish yourself further?

 
Gary
beers 1800 º places 4 º 13:09 Thu 8/2/2012

i drink it . im an alcoholic

 
Leighton
beers 17473 º places 936 º 13:10 Thu 8/2/2012

As far as economics go, youíre talking about ísunk costsí here. Personally, Iím a bit skeptical of sunk costs, but itís interesting to read the other posts here that go right along with traditional economic theory. Personally, I have never left a movie before it ended or abandoned a book before finishing. With regards to food, Iím pretty particular about what gets put in front of me so, generally, if it gets on to my plate itís been quite a deliberate decision and Iíll eat it. As far as beers go, it has to be absolutely undrinkable for me to not finish it. Itís probably a blend of stubborness and thriftiness that drives my decision-making when others would abide by sunk cost theory.

 
3fourths
beers 8988 º places 1514 º 13:14 Thu 8/2/2012

if itís in such poor shape that I think the brewery should have known better than to release it, Iíll cap it and take it back to the store for a refund.

 
smith4498
beers 3456 º places 20 º 13:18 Thu 8/2/2012

Usually I would hold my nose and chug it. No sense in wasting alcohol.

However, Iím trying to shrink my beer gut right now so Iím limiting my calories from beer. I try not to open anything thatís potentially a drain pour. Mostly drinking old favorites.

 
DuffMan
beers 8942 º places 334 º 13:19 Thu 8/2/2012

Originally posted by Leighton
As far as economics go, youíre talking about ísunk costsí here. Personally, Iím a bit skeptical of sunk costs, but itís interesting to read the other posts here that go right along with traditional economic theory. Personally, I have never left a movie before it ended or abandoned a book before finishing. With regards to food, Iím pretty particular about what gets put in front of me so, generally, if it gets on to my plate itís been quite a deliberate decision and Iíll eat it. As far as beers go, it has to be absolutely undrinkable for me to not finish it. Itís probably a blend of stubborness and thriftiness that drives my decision-making when others would abide by sunk cost theory.

I used to be like you.
Now Iím 41 years old with less time and lifespan, and thus less time (and tolerance)for crap! Respect the thriftiness though.