The continuing tales of my part-time bartending adventures.

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February 27th – 28th, 2021

March 1, 2021
A bit of an exercise in contrasts here.   We'll start with Saturday. Our third evening barkeep called in yet again. Me and the other regular night 'tender had a discussion at one point about how he's still managing to beĀ  employed. His attendance points have gotta be skirting the line pretty...
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  • February 26th, 2021
    February 27, 2021
    And so it begins, as they say. After a (mostly) productive school week, back to the bar we go.   It was a weird-ish night. Not in terms of idiots, of which there were blessedly, few, but just in a general sense. Lots of people. Not as many drinkers. Lots of slow with spurts of…
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  • February 22nd, 2021
    February 23, 2021
    This one will be brief-ish I suspect. Mondays are as Mondays are, and this Monday was right in line with that. Slow, deary, and fairly boring. I finished my crossword. We all watched the Monday night game shows. I took notes on another philosophy lecture. Eventually we went home. Tips were - eh. ...
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  • February 21st, 2021
    February 22, 2021
    Well then. Nothing like weather to wrench up the works, right? It snowed today. It didn't snow a LOT at the end of the day, but it did snow all day, and the roads were just a slushy gross slippery mess. Hence, the usual Sunday crowd was not present at all. I waited on people.…
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  • February 19th-20th, 2021
    February 21, 2021
    So with last weekend's freneticism I was both hoping for (and simultaneously dreading) the same this week. Thus far, it's a bit of a mixed bag. Friday night I was down in the lounge with one of our other regular barkeeps. She and I get on pretty well, and don't often get to work together…
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  • February 15th, 2021
    February 16, 2021
    Finally. Whew. A breathe of air. A blessedly slow-ish Monday night. I spent the first third of the night stocking my coolers back to full again. It took a bit, but finally. It's all done. Feels much better to have stuff in order again. The rest of the night, between waiting on the odd guest…
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  • February 13th-14th, 2021
    February 15, 2021
    As these shifts somewhat feel blurred together, so will this brief entry. In short - this has arguably been the busiest weekend we've seen in a long while. Saturday we had a call-in, so I had the lounge all to myself, and Sunday, having it all to myself is just par for the course. Several…
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  • February 12th, 2021
    February 13, 2021
    When I worked a more traditional office-type job (and perhaps when I do again), vacations were a double-edged sword. I'd enjoy the time away. I'd come back fully aware that my desk would be piled high with stuff to catch up on when I returned. Obviously, my drinkers at the bar don't just wait all...
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  • February 6th, 2021
    February 7, 2021
    So Saturday Night in the lounge again.... or not! The bossman tells me that because one of our tenders called in, he's gonna shift me down to the service bar tonight as I did lounge last night. Seems fair,really. That said - it was dreadfully slow. The first 2-3 hours, I barely topped $15 in…
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  • February 5th, 2020
    February 6, 2021
    So we had a fairly impressive snowfall on Thursday. I've had to call the plow guy more times this month than in the last 2 years put together. I was hoping that the post-snowfall-must-go-out-rubber-band effect would be in play last night, but... not really. It was painfully slow most of the night...
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