While we were out last night celebrating the keeping of our jobs (yay!), we started reminiscing about the glory days of yesteryear. It seems pretty ridiculous looking back at all the ways our company used to blow through some of our money (I had no say in the matter, mind you), but I must say it made for a rather interesting experience.
If there was one thing our company was good at, it was partying ;) And partying in a way where we felt invincible – no matter the cost. But just because something costs a lot of money, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s actually worth it.
- Example #1) Kobe Beef. At one point, we started taking trips out to Vegas and the fixation at dinner time came to this extravagant plate which ran about $250 a PERSON. Now at first I wasn’t going to try it because there was obviously no way I could justify *anyone* spending that amount of money for a slab of meat, but after a few nudges I decided to just go for it and see what the fuss was about. And boy was it a let down. It was literally like pouring warm melted butter & gobs of fat down my throat, I couldn’t even finish it. Call me crazy, but I prefer to chew my meat thank you very much – not slurp it. FAIL.
- And then you have example #2) Cristal – Hip-hop’s drink of choice. These range anywhere from $300-$500 in clubs (a bottle), and anyone who’s anyone downs them as if it were the greatest champagne on earth. It’s very possible it could be an acquired taste, but I gotta admit it tasted like ass….the only redeeming quality it had was the fact that it made you feel like a certified baller ;) And a baller who can apparently waste $400 bucks at the drop of a hat. FAIL Again.
These may be extreme examples here (or bad cases of taste, I’m not sure), but the point is that not everything that costs an arm and a leg is necessarily *worth it*. I think a lot of times we can get caught up in the hype of it all, where we end up justifying a 10-20x mark up just because our friends or people on TV are doing it. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy a little splurging every now and then and live it up a bit, just that it’s probably best to be more aware of why exactly you’re spending so much. For me, these $600 meals were all about the experiences. But you better believe the next time around we’re going straight for the PBR and Five guys!
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