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The Three IPA Lunch


“The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?” — President Gerald R Ford

As a kid, back in the 1970s, I remember hearing about the “three martini lunch” for the first time. I couldn’t imagine how drinking could be part of a business meeting. How could you keep your head and make rational business decisions if you were half in the bag? By the time I was an adult in corporate America, there was more of a stigma against drinking during the business day and we never did. Drinking during the day was forbidden, and that was fine with me. I can’t do a lot of quality work when I’ve been drinking and I doubt others can either. Continue reading ‘The Three IPA Lunch’ »