May 20, 2008
First of all, part of being a grown up is realizing what you like and not buying something more expensive just so you can look cool. My husband doesn't have to drink with the label out, so he buys what he likes or he buys what's on sale. And he takes the money he saved that way and invests it in his retirement fund. That is definitely one thing a grown man should have.
Second of all, time and time again blind taste tests show that people don't know their favorite beer from a hole in the ground.
One quote from that Slate taste test says it all:
In addition to saying which beers they preferred, the tasters were asked to estimate whether the beers were expensive or not--in effect, to judge whether other people would like and be impressed by the beers. One taster perfectly understood the intention of this measure when he said, in comments about Beer B (Heineken), "I don't like it, but I bet it's what the snobs buy."
And doing something just because you think it's socially acceptable or because you think others will regard you highly for it, that is not at all something a grown man should do.
A grown man is comfortable in his own skin. He will drink Pabst in public.
Posted by: lea (trying) at May 20, 2008 04:13 AM (NJQf+)
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