The only time I've had two cases of beer in my house was for parties. And we do like to get together and have a good time. Depressing and stressfull circumstances usually have us walking in circles not knowing what to do. Seems we want a clearer head during times like that and it never occurs to anyone to buy liquor. One New Years Eve was particularly horrible. I had people staying with me. We all knew it was New Years. We were so exhausted we were all in bed by 10. No one felt like cracking open a beer.