While in college I worked at a local hotel with a guy who treated himself to expensive steak dinners at least twice a week.

Since he and I were making  roughly the same diminutive hourly wage, I casually asked him how it was that he could drink relatively expensive wine and enjoy porterhouse cuts. By contrast, a once-a-month foray to Red Lobster for their crab legs special and two beers was my idea of living large.

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