UP FOR A DRINK? BETTER PREPARE YOURSELF FIRST!
Regardless of who we are, we always find ourselves wanting to go to the bar and have a drink or two once in a while. Whether we’ve had a long, hard day at work or simply want to escape from everyday life for a just a little while, this is certainly an activity that is enjoyable for not only patrons, but bartenders as well. However, when it comes to bartenders, there are actually ways that they can become pissed off because of certain things that you do while at the bar. If the bartender becomes angry enough, it can result in you being kicked out and possibly banned from the establishment.
WHAT NOT TO DO THAT CAN PISS OFF YOUR BARTENDER
There are a few surefire ways to piss off your bartender, and they are things that you would initially think would be innocent and fun. Here are some of those things that you should keep in mind as a reminder of what NOT to do.
* Snapping your fingers and/or whistling at them : This is something that virtually anyone would find annoying. Not to mention that this is something that you would normally do to a dog, and no one likes to be treated like an animal, especially a bartender who is working hard to serve you.
* Leaving chewed-up straws, torn paper, etc. on the bar : Sure, bartenders are responsible for helping to keep the bar counter clean, but they shouldn’t have to do more work than normal, especially if a customer wants to be careless. This means that you should never, ever leave anything such as chewed-up straws, torn paper, etc. on the bar, especially if they are soaked in either what you drank or condensation from the glass.
* Stepping over to the other side of the bar : NEVER do this, even if you want to simply place a drink order. This is not only a good way to get kicked out of the establishment, but this is also a good way for the bartender to mistake your move as potentially an attempted robbery, meaning you stand a good chance of getting a beating or even a face full of pepper spray, neither of which would feel good.
* Getting upset that the bar doesn’t have your favorite drink : Not all bars are the same – it’s simply common knowledge. This means that if you take a chance and go to a bar that you’ve never visited before and they don’t have your favorite drink, this doesn’t give you a free pass to take your frustrations out on the bartender.
* Screaming your drink order in the bartender’s face : We all know that bars are generally loud, but this does not mean that you need to scream your drink order to the bartender if they are literally a few inches to a full foot away from you.
* Waiting until your drink is almost finished to complain it was made wrong : When you receive a drink order, you should know right away whether or not it was made correctly. In addition, most bars enable patrons to watch as the bartender makes their drinks, so they will also be able to see for themselves if something isn’t right. Don’t wait until after you’ve almost finished actually drinking your drink to say that it wasn’t made correctly.
These are just a few of the many different things that you should never do unless you really want to piss off your bartender. In the end, it’s all about using common sense. If something doesn’t sound even remotely right to attempt to do, you should take that as a sign that maybe it shouldn’t be done. Bartenders deserve respect just like any other worker, especially since they have to deal with mass amounts of drunkenness on a daily basis, which is stressful enough for them. Regardless of what you’re having to drink, always show your bartender as much respect as possible.