Monday, February 20, 2006
Time for a New Gimmick
Enough with the expensive cocktails, already. This week a Connecticut Casino has announced a $3,000 martini. That's a wee bit more exciting than the $950 Red Ruby cocktail in Chicago, and seven-teen-thousand dollars (do the exchange rate math yourself) less exciting than a glass of champagne somewhere in the UK.
If patrons of the casino are smart, they'll order the $3,000 beverage, and have someone choke on the jewel. That should be good for at least $20,000 in pain and suffering after a lawsuit is filed. I don't know if you'll get to keep the jewel at the end of it all, but you'll have made around $17,000. That's not bad on a $3,000 investment.