Each time I to to enter a competition with a fee, I wonder if that fee couldn’t be put to better use in another “competition”, as in the lottery. That is, what might I be losing out on, or what economists call opportunity costs, in not having spent that money on lottery tickets that could really change my life if I won a jackpot or even secondary prize? After all, few competitions I enter would either change my life as much as a decent lottery prize. Nor would I have better odds of winning or placing well in those competitions, in many but not most cases, like the Boston Marathon. In some small races or other competitions, like writing, I have done well enough to merit some recognition. However, the prizes have always been essentially negligible. That is, there were some value to them, just not much value to me. Well, at least not material value. Moral value like confidence and social value like perception in the eyes of others, also known as bragging rights without the bragging, are another matter, though. Still, as “priceless” as they may be, I can’t help thinking what chances at winning a jackpot I would deprive myself of in putting money towards these competitions rather than to a lottery, for which I don’t often buy tickets. So what to do?
In some restaurants, you can bring your own wine, but they will likely charge you a corkage or corking fee for it, probably for these reasons.
As marijuana is becoming legal in more places, there’ll be edibles with pot in it. Some of those products will have weed simply added to them, like a spice or flavouring. With quality of pot being rather varied, as much as prices, it won’t be long before many will want to inquire about bringing their own marijuana to restaurants.
If things worked with pot like with wine, restaurants will want to charge something equivalent to a corkage fee for wine.
But what will they call it?
Potting fee? Weeding fee? Rolling fee?
Got any good ideas to suggest?
Whatever the name, though, let’s just hope the fee won’t be too high! 😉
[Thanks to a colleague for the idea from which I made this post]