Advice for when you're buying a round of drinks in a crowded bar
As a bartender the following situation happens to me at least once a night: a guy comes up to the bar when it's busy and waves his hands or says "excuse me" trying to get my attention. Usually I say something to the effect of "I'll be right with you," and finish taking care of the person I am already helping while he stands there impatiently. When I am able to get to him, he orders his drink, then turns around and asks each of his friends what they want. This always blows my mind. Why wouldn't anyone use the time they were standing and waiting to already find that out? Isn't it common sense not to get the bartender's attention until you know what you're going to order? Am I crazy?
On a mostly unrelated tangent inspired by this picture, I simultaneously love and hate the movie "Cocktail." The movie as a whole is one of my favorites, but the specifics of the bar scenes are ridiculous. Like in this part at the club opening, it takes both of them combined 2 minutes to make a single drink, but hundreds of thirsty people miraculously don't mind because they are dancing and throwing things.