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Marginal Thinking in "Train Wreck" - King of Queens
by Dirk Mateer `

Arthur is upset because he prepaid for a tombstone that reads 19__ to 19__; This means if he doesn't die before the end of 1999, he's "screwed," and he will have to pay change the stone to 20__. What Arthur doesn't realize is that a tombstone is a sunk cost (it is already paid), so there is no point in lamenting living longer. Very nice example of sunk costs.

This Commentary is related to the following Clips:
"Train Wreck" - King of Queens by Created by David Litt and Michael J. Weithorn (1999) Arthur is upset because he prepaid for a tombstone that reads 1926 to 19__; This means if he doesn't die before the end of 1999, he's "screwed."