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.

2 thoughts on “GOING OUT ISN’T CHEAP

  1. Justin

    I stayed home this weekend for the first time in a very long time. I went to court this week and spent $100 on court costs so I figured that was what I spend in two nights of going out. I think if I quit going out from now to June, I might be able to save enough money to move back to DC. It’s not looking good right now.

  2. James

    Go out sometimes, stay in sometimes. One extreme or the other sucks. Either you’re broke or you’re jerking off every night.

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