Why Don’t People Nurse Lamb Vindaloo?

Why do people (apparently) only nurse beers? Why not nurse lemonade, or maybe mixed drinks? Or maybe nurse a pizza, or even lamb vindaloo? These all strike me as eminently nurse-able.

Inquiring and overly cliche-attuned minds want to know.


  1. Maybe because if someone tries to steal it, you’ll defend it more passionately (like a nursemaid)?

  2. 1) because a lamb vindaloo is worse than a beer at room temp (depending on the beer)
    2) because the point of nursing something is to stay longer in the place where you’re nursing it than you could have justifiably otherwise, and it’s nicer to stay in a bar than in an Indian restaurant.