Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Morning after Halloween
So this morning I awake face down on my bed from a night out with friends/coworkers where I remembered bits and pieces of the night. Some bits I recall involve my friend the “Pope” saying “and the lord said let there be Jaeger and there was Jaeger and it was good.
And the lord said drinketh thy Jaeger and we drinketh the Jaeger.” LOL. Now mind you I didn’t actually drink any Jaeger but my friend the “Pope” sure did.
One moment I definitely remembered involved being ignored by a bartending “witch” dressed up in all black refusing to acknowledge my presence standing there patiently waiting for service after having just arrived at this particular bar.
I didn’t want to believe it was happening deliberately until my friends girlfriend who was came along with us to have a few drinks, said she would never even come to this particular sports bar (which shall remain nameless) alone or of her own volition because of the preferential treatment towards white customers vs minority customers.
I said to her are you sure? I suggested we both go to the bar together to see what would happen. The two of us stand together in the middle of the bar waiting for the bartender “witch” to look at us. Not once did she acknowledge our presence let alone make eye contact with us during the several trips she made back and forth behind the bar. Instead she walked right past us and talked to the customers who already had drinks.
I looked at my friend’s girlfriend and said wow! She replied “see I told you it isn’t just me.” Finally a male bartender noticed us and took our order for 2 Fireball shots.
We tipped this bartender well and ordered a second round just in time for the female bartender to take note of the coin we just dropped on the bar for 4 shots. It was only then that she decided the next time that we approached the bar to ask us if we needed something. How sweet karma is. I told her no it’s okay, the other guy has us.
That was probably the most satisfying moment of the night. Someone who initially wanted nothing to do with us only had the inkling to offer service when she saw the good money being spent plus hefty tip. She bypassed us and in doing so passed up on the opportunity to get good tips. Meanwhile the bartender who gave us prompt and courteous service got the coin.