I didn’t grow up with money. Don’t get me wrong, wasn’t nobody poor, but money was never separated, for me, from the things it could buy. Ten dollars meant groceries and twenty dollars meant books. In the course of ordinary life, “checking to be sure we can afford that” was something that was done. I didn’t grow up able to forget about money, and I certainly think about it now.
There are some things I spend on because I need to, and some things that I splurge on because I want to. But $300K on food and drink is … like, you have to be at the stage of your financial life where you just cannot even wrap your head around what money IS, to buy that kind of meal. Because otherwise aren’t you sitting at the table going, “That’s somebody’s house. Two somebodies, depending?”
So here is my question. Assume you have an unlimited expense account. What meal do you buy? What wine, what booze, what everything? Live like Christie for a moment and tell me what you’d do.