Friday, December 21, 2012

Memo to young women in bars: Part II

A while ago I wrote a post in which I tried to educate the 20-something female population about the concept of "buying rounds."  Today I am going to expand on that a little:

Even if you and your friends aren't good enough friends to buy drinks for each other, and you insist on each paying for just your own drink with your own credit card every time you order, that doesn't mean you have to all order separately as well.

Last night a a girl walked up to my bar holding her card out (I do give her credit for being ready to pay though; rather than digging through her bag for twenty minutes after I make the drink as if she had no idea that some sort of currency exchange would be necessary in order to acquire said drink) and ordered a pomegranate margarita with salt.  Meanwhile, her friend stood quietly behind her.  Once I made the drink and swiped her credit card she stepped to the side, then her friend moved in and said "I'll have the same thing."  I laughed (probably a little too obnoxiously) and repeated the process.

I promise it's easier for both you and me if the two of you (or even 3 or 4) order your drinks together, it'll save us all some time and effort.  Also, when you're sitting at the bar and you've finished your cocktail, it's ok to get another one if you like.  Or you can go home if you want to. You don't have to feel obligated to stay there for another hour and chat away with your friends with empty glasses in front of you.


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