I'm a Heineken fan, and it's a bit more expensive than other beers. To prevent the same thing, I bought cheap beer for the New Years party. I knew the only other guy that drinks beer didn't care what kind it was, so long as there was plenty of it, and I didn't want to waste good beer on someone who didn't care what the beer tasted like.
And when I get to another state to buy Yuingling, I hide it from everyone. Mmmmmm, Yuingling.
Your story reminded me of the guests that wouldn't leave that we had last summer. I'll have to start another thread.