April 13, 2012 at 9:56am
REAL STORIES FROM REAL BARTENDERS >>>
I've been a bartender for a long time. I have met countless freaks, jerks, pervs, sweethearts, rockstars and crazies. Even though it's a physically and mentally exhausting job, these are the colorful people that make it all worthwhile. Well, that and the tips.
I'd like to share with you some of my personal experiences behind the bar, along with the stories from some of my fellow bartenders. Each week - under the clever heading of "Behind Bars" - I will dig into my memory bank - and the incident log books that all bars keep - to bring you some of my favorite stories.
Names of bars, bartenders and patrons have been changed or withheld to protect the innocent.
And the not so innocent.
"The Lamp Lifters"
For the past two weeks, I've told stories of drunk people getting "caught in the act" of some ridiculous thing or another. There was the man with TV dinners down his pants, there was the lamp thief we had to chase down the block, and this week brings us another lamp lifter, only this one had some serious attitude.
This gem was pulled fresh from the incident logbook. Apparently, after a confrontation between bartender and patron, where the bartender stopped an attempted lamp lifting, the drunk, wanna-be thief left this little love note:
C'mon people. I know we got some sexy lamps, but control yourselves!
Speaking of sexy, check back next week for part 4 of "Caught in the Act."
Until then, Cheers!
LINK: Past Behind Bars columns
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