I haven’t been out in three weeks. This also means I haven’t touched a woman in three weeks. But I kinda like the break… no smoke, no lame people, and no money wasted. I thought about how much money I’ve spent going out since I gradated college.
Since June 2001, I have been out about 2-4 times a week on average, including dates. We’ll say 3 on average. When I first started going to shitty bars, I’d maybe spend $10, but at yuppie bars that goes up to sometimes $30. And then you got dates, which are rarely below $30. To be conservative we’ll say I spend $20 each time I go out.
3 x 52 = 156 times I go out a year.
156 times x 3.75 years = 585 times I’ve been out since college.
585 x $20 =
If I never went out and invested that money into a conservative investment, I’d probably have at least $15,000 more than I have now. Granted I’d be a social shut-in, but still it makes you think. And what do I have to show for spending all that money? A liver that no longer considers me his best friend and the ability to get phone numbers. Ooooh wow. I’m going to go count some change now so I can buy that French Connection shirt I’ve been eyeing.