Last night’s grand interaction:
[Me] Hey fellas. How are you? What can I get for you?
[Whiz Kid] Yo! Wassup? What do you got that’s cheap?
[Me][Slight pause and look of confusion] Well, all the drinks are kind of inexpensive here. Why don’t you give me an idea of what you normally drink and I can give you some suggestions?
[Whiz Kid] What’s less than $10?
[Me] Well, we have our house liquor and most of these spirits – on this shelf – are under $10 as well. Beers x,y, and z are $6, etc.
[Whiz Kid] OK. Lemme get a Hennesey
[Me] Sorry, that one’s $15. You picked a one of the premium spirits on the top shelf.
[Whiz Kid] What about Bombay?
[Whiz Kid] Lemme get that
[Me] Uh… you just want a shot of Bombay?
[Whiz Kid] How do people usually have it? What’s good with it?
[Me][5 people standing behind him clamoring for drinks] Tonic is pretty popular, ya know?
[Whiz Kid] How much is it if I add tonic?
[Me] It’s the same price straight, mixed, down, up, on the rocks – anyway you have it.
[Whiz Kid] Yeah, yeah, yeah… lemme get that with tonic… But make it STRONG
[Me] Uh… NO!
[Whiz Kid][Deer in headlights... look of total confusion] What do you mean?
[Me] You get one shot… it’s an ounce and a half. It’s $9. Would you like a double?
[Whiz Kid] How much is a double?
[Me] Double the price
[Whiz kid] How much is that?
[Me] That would be $18
[Whiz kid][Waves me off] No thanks. Just a regular. Gimme two of those.
[Whiz Kid][Leaves me a dollar] Thanks dude
[Me][Nod] Thanks man…
Just another night in paradise.