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Responsibility With A Cherry On Top

, , , | Working | May 22, 2017

(A group of my girl friends and I go to a bar to have a Girls’ Night and see another friend’s band play. I volunteer to be designated driver since I’m not a big drinker. We head up to the bar and my friends all order their drinks and move out of the way. Then it’s my turn.)

Bartender: “And what can I get you?”

Me: “Can I get a Coke, please?”

Bartender: *pausing, surprised* “Just a Coke? Nothing in it, no rum or anything?”

Me: *laughing a little* “Well, maybe some grenadine if you have it. I’m driving tonight.”

Bartender: “OH! OK, coming right up!”

(He makes my cherry Coke [or Roy Rogers, if you want to get technical], puts a ton of maraschino cherries in it, and slides me the glass.)

Me: “Thanks!” *I open my wallet, but the bartender smiles and shakes his head*

Bartender: “Nah, I don’t charge people who drink responsibly.”

Me: *surprised* “Wow, thank you!”

(I dropped a $5 tip on the bar anyway. It pays to be responsible!)