All things considered…

A little joke first….because we all need a little laughter everyday.

A new guy in town walks into a bar and reads a sign that hangs over the bar.


So the guy asks the bartender what the test is. The Bartender replies “Well, first you have to drink that whole gallon of pepper tequila, the whole thing at once and you can’t make a face while doing it. Second, there’s a ‘gator out back with a sore tooth…you have to remove it with your bare hands. Third, there’s a woman up-stairs who’s never had an orgasm. You gotta make things right for her.”

The guy says, “Well, as much as I would love free beer, I won’t do it. You have to be nuts to drink a gallon of pepper tequila and then get crazier from there. Well, as time goes on and the man drinks a few, he asks, “Wherez zat teeqeelah?”

He grabs the gallon of tequilla with both hands, and downs it with a big slurp and tears streaming down his face. Next, he staggers out back and soon all the people inside hear the most frightening roaring and thumping, then silence.

The man staggers back into the bar, his shirt ripped and big scratches all over his body. “Now” he says “Where’s that woman with the sore tooth?”


A  customer asked me last night why I always smiled when working.  I thought for a brief second and responded as I felt.  “Because I still enjoy working with customers and making them smile, laugh and have a good time.”  After almost a quarter century behind the oak bar, pouring drinks, and listening to those that need a bended ear or tended beer I still get pleasure over the customer experience.

Last week I had a patron become physically sick at the bar after two drinks.  I made sure the customer was fine and then cleaned up his expulsion from my bar, the floor, and the customers shoes.  I could have gotten mad instead turned to the customer and said, “No refunds for returns.  You still have to pay.”  Yesterday, the customer came back to the bar apologizing profusely for his issue the week before.  I assured him all was forgotten and that we all have bad days.  He smiled and went on his way. I guess my job is to make sure that once in the confines of my bar I strive to make someone’s day better.   That is definitely a worthwhile career.




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