What I Gained After I Accidentally Lost My Taste for Liquor

The lack of booze meant I was alert enough to do word problems in my head. I began my calculations:

If we go out for drinks five times a month, and I have two each time, and they average $11 each, plus a $1-$2 dollar tip, that’s…$125 a month? What’s that times twelve? $1,500. Whoa, is that a lot?