You ever go into a bar and order something and you honestly can't believe what you got in return?
I'm not trying to bitch here this just like that TV show, Reply’s Believe it or not?
Here is mine.
I was traveling in California and I was staying at this hotel. I asked the desk clerk for a recommendation for a good place to eat and more important get a GOOD drink. He recommends a place so I took off. When I got there it looked like a very nice establishment. Nice dark room with a complete wrap around bar, just like the TV show Cheers except with the lights turned down. :)
So I go to the bar and order a Maker's Mark Manhattan, straight up. First the barkeep looked around aimlessly and confused. So I ask, "Something wrong?" The reply was, "No, I just can't find the Maker's Mark." So he looks around for a while and comes back to me and says, "Doesn't look like we carry that."
Well I should have walked out right then.
He continued, "I just stared here this week and this place is a mess." So I ask, "Have you been a bartender long?" the reply, "8 years."
I was a little surprised, due to the age of the person. I was thinking that this person must have started mixing drinks in their dippers. :)
So I told the barkeep to use the best bourbon they have in stock. Then, I wait, and I wait, and I wait.
Finally barkeep comes back from around the other side of the bar with a big smile on their face and a shot glass in his hand.
YES, I SAID A SHOT GLASS!!!
It was a straight shot of bourbon. That was it. It wasn't even chilled! :o
I grin and look back at him and think. Okay, obviously this person was very distraught over not having Maker's Mark for me and is now very confused.
So, being a good sport that I am. I downed the shot and then made the mistake of placing a second order. It should have been my back up drink vodka tonic, but no now I am curious how far this person would go trying to convince me he has been bar tendering for 8 years!!
So, I order a sidecar. I know I was being mean.
The barkeep comes back with ANOTHER SHOT! BUT, this time they have an old fashioned glass of coke. He sits the shot down, then the coke proclaiming, "There's your sidecar."I couldn't believe it.