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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:29 PM

1. Not by 10 AM, but two-martini expense account lunches were so common as to be...

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... an accurate stereotype.
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And "Cocktail Hour" was sacramental. My BIL was president of a fairly well-known ad agency
in Manhattan (among their clients was Clairol -- spokesperson Cybill Shepherd, a real asshole --
and The Beef Council -- spokespeople Ms Shepherd and James Garner -- one of the most truly
"still-of-the-people regular guys ever"... he preferred playing poker with the stage crew to
hanging with the director or ad execs).
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He and I and my sister and their two kids were driving together from Connecticut to Michigan
for a family issue. JUST after we entered Michigan, he started yelling incoherently and, when
we finally calmed him down ( ), he informed us that we were missing cocktail hour!!!
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We stopped at the nearest liquor store and bought a TON of bottled/canned cocktails and my
sister took over as designated driver while he and I plowed through those drinks.
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By the time we got to my parents, we had to lean against each other to make it into the house.
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That was in the early 80's.
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In the early-to-late-70's, even the Army allowed most personnel a 2-drink limit at lunchtime.
I don't know if or when that changed... but I assume it did.
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