On our second day at the Fair, YA and I hit the Ag Building a little before lunch. She surprised me by asking if we could check out the Minnesota beers. The surprise is because not only have I never had a beer at the Fair, she doesn’t drink much at all and I’ve never known her to drink beer. But keeping an open mind, we went and looked at the Minnesota beers. If you haven’t been to the Fair the last few years, you can now get four smallish cups of beer – there are about six different “themes”; you do not get to mix and match. After looking at them all and asking if there were “sample sizes”, YA said no to beer.
We wandered around a bit more, petted some more baby animals and then found a good spot for the parade, right across from the International Market. After the parade, we headed over to the market to see what kind of good foods we might find and as we went, we passed the Schmidt Brewery store front where they do a flight of three beers. One of them was a “fruity” and YA asked if we could get a flight to share. I am not a beer drinker but I figured we were splitting 3 small cups, so even though I felt SURE that this wasn’t a good idea, we went for it.
The fruity one had grapefruit in it. I knew after one sip, that I wouldn’t be having more of that one. YA felt the same, so we dumped that one. YA kept the pale ale and I took the last one. It really wasn’t to my taste, so after a couple more swallows, that one went in the trash as well. Then YA baled on the pale ale, leaving it to me. I was forcing myself to drink it, thinking if I didn’t, it was a complete waste of the money I’d spent. I made it about 2/3 of the way through the small cup before I realized that the money was gone and my having a terrible time wouldn’t bring the money back. Into the trash it went. So I figure together we only drank about ¾ of one small cup. Then we each got a lemonade to wash away the beer taste!
When was the last time you did something against your better judgment?