Bar staff insider: patience

By Bar staff insider

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Patience: waiting their turn is not something customers always understand
Patience: waiting their turn is not something customers always understand
When the bar is five deep and you’re serving what seems like everyone and their dog already, you can guarantee there will be one imbecile who will try and place another order.

While not normally a problem, when you’re already pouring a glass of wine, a pint of bitter, several Jägerbombs, all while a Guinness is settling and you’re adding up someone else’s bill, it creates a bit of a conundrum.

What do they think? You’re some kind of drink-pouring octopus? We bar staff are good at multitasking but sometimes, you just don’t have enough hands.

But of course, the customer is always right. So you flash that sickly sweet smile without revealing your inner thoughts of how much you’d like to stick this moron’s request where the sun doesn’t shine.

“Not a problem sir, I’ll be with you in just a second.”

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