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What’s your Scott Number?

Posted 2010.08.23 18.13 in Family/Friends, Pointless Blather

If you drink beer, you have a Scott Number. It’s a mathematical constant. Or maybe it’s a variable? Everyone has their own Scott Number.

Your Scott Number is defined as the number of beers you drink before you get around to putting the new case in the fridge.

In other words: You know when you bring home a new case of beer? And you really want one? So instead of putting it right into the fridge, you set it on the kitchen table, or the kitchen counter, or the coffee table, or the floor next to the sofa, or on the sofa, or… you get the picture. And then you open it up and help yourself? And then you have another? Eventually the beers in the case will get warm, or you’ll have had enough, or whatever. Sooner or later you’ll put them in the fridge. But between bringing the case home, and putting the case in the fridge, you’ll have some beers. How many beers you have, is your Scott Number.

The Scott Number is named after a guy named Scott, who once said to me something along the lines of “Oh yeah, that case never made it into the fridge.”

Clearly, his Scott Number was 24. That is a magic number.

What’s yours?