It’s time to apply some hard numbers to the ongoing debate over how much beer to take on the canoe trips.
The Beer Auditor
Part 1: Beer for the River
Jim/Bob bought 12 cases of beer for the 12 members on the Spring 2006 trip, for a total of 288 or two grosses of beer. In case you thought only bottle rockets (see 100th Post, below) were bought by the gross.
The post-trip inventory showed 92 beers remaining. Therefore, we drank 196 beers (just over 8 cases) which equals 16 beers per member with a two beer margin of error for Foster’s oil cans, tall boys and spillage.
We will leave open for discussion at the post-trip dinner whether this data suggests a change in the number of beers we take in order to reduce the cooler-per-boat ratio. The 92 beers were declared surplus by the commissioner and disposed of by method of disposal number five (5).
Part 2: Beer for Post-Trip Banquet
We’ve also never before figured out a method that anyone can actually remember for assigning beer duties for “organizational meetings” and post-trip gatherings. From now on we’re dividing the members into verb and non-verb groups for an alternating method of supplying the beer we won't forget: if your name is a verb you will bring beer to Mike’s on Thursday. Next event the non-verb name members buy.
Bringing on June 22: Skip, Rob, Bob, Rob, Josh, Jack and Bill.