Assistant Bartender

15 July, 2007

Seems like ages ago that I wrote anything on my blog. The only thing that is "happening " in my life is my job at the Bar! I love the job. Getting down and dirty!!!

Its not as glamorous as every one thinks it is. There is a continuous nauseating sweet odor of beer. People pound on you when there are many people waiting to be served. It is afterall their time to chillax and unwind. You will be constantly subjected to corny one liners and you cant even blame it on the drinks!!! YET! Some of them are "Can I have a Carling, Darling" and Can I have the beer in that fancy glass you ve got behind the bar?" or "I am Indian, serve me first!!!" the worst one that I have heard is "Will you marry me I have got a huge house and a garden that needs a woman's touch!!!" Sheesh and these lines are come from old guys and I tot the Pick up lines those days would have been more refined and romantic!!!

Now the worst part of this job that I never in my life thought about is the 'Stocking up the fridge' during closing time. The carrying the bottles from the stock room is killing. Well, I have not done any heavy weight lifting in my life before. Not that I did any work ever!!!

The other menial jobs include sweeping, mopping behind the bar, clearing plates n the glasses from the tables, cleaning the tables, the plates and the glasses need to go in to the dish washer. they are then separated in to the same glass sets. Fosters and carling go together. Guiness n Magners are on one draw.

Pretty mindless work and yet I am so clear headed when I stand behind the bar. There needs so much concentration that no one is aware of! The number of orders with or without ice, whether they wanted rd bull or diet pepsi, and dont even get me started on the sad sad pronunciation these, sorry to say, Indians have for the various English Brands. Family Grousse I heard and I am not kiddin as Fimly Primus! and I was like What the fuck??? or Fustus for fosters!

The fun part of this job is when You start recognising people who come regularly and you remember their orders. they are more than happy and you feel great!
Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn't you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.

You wanna go where people know,
people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows
your name.

(Cheers theme song)

Not yet got to learning to mix cocktails cuz these guys who come to drink are regulars and regulars dont take cocktails if they havent brought their girlfriends on a date! Still red or white wine!

It really helps that you have a great boss. I am really privileged to get a really nice guy whose name is Shri and he is a Srilankan Tamilian! He loves talking in tamil and is very proud of it. He wants me to sing a tamil song!!! And that too a fast one! ha ha.. We sometimes converse in tamil and yell at the customers. No one understands. I think that connection can come only in a country which is not India or in the North!!! wink wink ;-)After all long day's work when you sit on the table you once served, chilling with a glass of wine, that yummy small biscotti and yapping about the day or the funny thing that happened in the bar that day completes that content feeling. Sigh!!! I love my job but I cant do this forever! Probably work in JD Wetherspoon. Who knows ;-)

3 Scribbles:

pRicky said...

who knows indeed...

crumbs said...

awesome post! u re happy and it shows :)
happy doing what u are doing is a great feeling i supose...and lady! how is it that u manage to find a tamilian AND a srilankan everywhere u go???and this together...tee hee! ;)

and a really nice song :)

Tsu said...

@pricky: zanku zanku!
@Crumbs: I love the song and the show!and I never realised about the Srilankan part until u pointed it out to me.. yellow baaggg where are u???;-)

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