On Saturday, at the bar, a real bar, I observed a simple act of kindness that I want to share as my one-liner. First, as has become my habit, there’s a backstory.
Bars and restaurants in Connecticut and, I presume elsewhere, are stretched tight. Customers who have had quite enough of the pandemic, have returned in numbers reminiscent and are partying like it’s 2019. On the other hand, people haven’t been exactly lining up to be servers and bartenders. Sometimes the staff has to perform multiple functions during the day. For instance, the bartender usually serves the bar and a few tables within the bar. On Saturday, she also had to serve the people in the lounge (on a slightly lower level) and the patio. She also had to restock supplies as they were consumed.
In addition to the extra duty during her normal dayshift, she had to work a second shift that night as a server in the restaurant.
When the night bartender came on duty, she saw the state of the daytime bartender and asked she could do anything to help. The daytime bartender shook her head no. Then the night bartender said:
“I have Starburst – You can have a red one.”
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, or if you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.