Monday, May 11, 2009
I just read that the U.S. economy loses over $148 billion a year in reduced productivity or absenteeism due to hangovers. I'm pretty sure a big chunk of that was solely from me and Sarah's old office. I would attribute close to a billion dollars to myself alone. It really wasn't even my fault a lot of times. They'd serve booze at any ridiculous office event. "We won a small portion of the tiniest piece of business on earth, let's have beers", "a client is coming in, wine in the lobby", "we lost tons of business, shots", "nothing's going on on facebook, let's drop acid".
Think of how much less severe this great depression thing would have been if people had stopped drinking about a year ago. So to you employed people, think about it next time you have a drink on a workday. I on the other hand will continue to drink guilt free.
Posted by Aldous at 12:49 PM