I’ve watching Mad Men recently, and the concept of the three-martini lunch seems absolutely delightful. For those of you who don’t know what a three-martini lunch is, it’s basically an excuse to get drunk during work hours on the company’s bill, usually accompanied with steak or lobster. Unfortunately, it isn’t practiced quite as much nowadays, with business people preferring the frozen yogurt break or the coffee and sandwich lunch. So I wondered to myself, where did this symbol of corporate decadence go? I looked it up on Wikipedia, and apparently, former President Jimmy Carter is accredited with its demise, claiming that the working class was subsidizing these expenses and therefore making it politically undesirable for executives to enjoy these lunches. So that’s where they went. Yeah, great job President Carter.


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