17 October 2012

"Real Men of Genius" --presented by Bud Light

So, yeah, last month we went back to Cozumel.  It was rough:




We stayed at an all-inclusive which meant that we could have drinks or food any time we wanted.  I say this not to be all "Look at me, I'm fancier than Ann Romney's Cadillacs" but because it's germane to what I'm going to tell you.

While we were at this all-inclusive hotel, there were Texans in the next room.  They brought their own beer to an all-inclusive.  Rather than drink either of the beer options offered (two different bottled Dos Equis) or anything else from the full service bars (high end liquor, mixed drinks, wine), they toted around their cooler of Bud Lights.  That's right.  These folks, who paid in advance for the joy of having whatever they wanted delivered to them on the beach, passed up Dos Equis in favor of their own Bud Light in cans.  I've heard of brand loyal but WTF?

Questions du jour:  What have you passed up that was free in favor of something that wasn't?  Do you ever cringe at American behavior when you are traveling?

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I know it's not *always* the case, but free usually tastes better. I also can't say that I'd ever pass up Dos Equis (or fancy mixed drinks!) for Bud Light.

Maybe it was their first time?

asplenia said...

Um, I would almost never pass up something free. Especially not for lower-quality paid stuff. However, I have passed up free food at the office in favor of something *better*. But something worse? Cannot compute.

Gilahi said...

You failed to mention that at breakfast every morning, we were treated to a discussion of their various bodily functions the previous night. At full volume. Caused, at least in some part I must guess, by copious consumption of Bud Light on the previous day.

The Bug said...

Bud Light? My husband would say that they might as well just pee into their cups & drink that (to which I say ewww!).

I've passed up free food at work too - but, yes, it's usually for something better (or because it would wreck my eating plan for the week).

suicide_blond said...

i sat next to an american family in a sweet little restaurant in Italy... they returned a plale of spaghetti to the kitchen because of "the green stuff"
aka herbs and spices sprinkled on top.
#ugh
xoxo

Alice said...

OH americans. That is... special. And also insane.

Maya said...

I could see bringing good top shelf liquor if they only serve cheap house stuff, but Bud Light? Crazy!

Bilbo said...

I am ashamed to live in a country where people would pass up "free" (well, not really "free," but "already paid for") Dos Equis in favor of Bud Light. The Bug's husband is absolutely right.

Aly Casey said...

They are always the loudest wearing the whitest tennis shoes and sports pull overs. And usually sweat pants.
Sigh

Jeremy Norton said...

Wow, 1001 ways to waste your money. Number one one the list is bring booze to an all inclusive. Nice.

Roatan fishing said...

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