A few shelves in the local grocery store usually contain a number of items that clearly do not belong there. This happens throughout the store — somebody with a limited amount of money makes the decision that they really can’t afford everything they’re carrying, and drops a few things off regardless of where they’re standing. But nowhere are dropoffs more common than the beer aisle, and nowhere do they consist of more basic items. Dropoffs in other aisles might be candy or cookies, things that someone didn’t really need. But the shelves in the beer aisle often hold bread, fruit, milk… I can just see somebody standing there with a sixpack in one hand and dinner in the other, trying to decide between the two and choosing the beer. Good old beer.