We do some pre-gaming on a Sunday, and as soon as the conversation turned to nerd talk we were saved by our own favorite meathead. Don't forget to bury your booze folks!
There are good deals and there are bad deals. Movie theater concessions are universally a bad deal, but also a lesson in how to frame a bad deal to make the large look better. Free hot dogs at a block party are a great deal, but what if they are all chicken dogs? An ice cream truck at the same party should make up for it, but even that can go wrong if you don't pay attention to the numbers. When things go wrong though it gives hero's a chance to step up, and meeting those people is always a good deal. Speaking of good deals we may have found one of the better ones in this week's first Fall beer.
Expectations and reality don't always line up and often times this can be traced back to the hype we have allowed to creep into our own minds. A biscuit shop with a great name can thrive despite a less than stellar offering, and the excitement of a drive thru liquor store can offset higher prices. A beer with a great product tie in will sell; even if it it may have received the lowest DELI rating of all time (nice try Ommegang). Movie monsters are a scary thing until you know how they are created, while a side glance of some things can be scary for another reason. Having "a guy" may be the only way to make sure your expectations are at least close to your reality, and Best Buy is banking on this.