just procrastinating

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Living Standards
Within this article about Norway's inflated sense of their standard of living, a perspective that I can appreciate:
My own sense of things is that Spaniards live far better than Scandinavians. In Norwegian pubs, for example, anyone rich or insane enough to order, say, a gin and tonic is charged about $15 for a few teaspoons of gin at the bottom of a glass of tonic; in Spain, the drinks are dirt-cheap and the bartender will pour the gin up to the rim unless you say "stop."
If you have to spend more than a twenty for a round of drinks for yourself and a few friends, I think you're getting taken. Find a better bar.

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