Martinis and Bullshit
"Here you go ladies, a Cosmo and Ketel Dirty up," I said as I handed out drinks.
Ketel One lady plucked out her blue cheese olives and slid the drink right back to me.
"Now I'm going to ask you to take this back and this time bring me a full drink." She said.
I guess she didn't understand that if you remove solid mass from liquid the level went down, who am I kidding, the pickled old bitch just wanted another half an ounce of vodka.
"Get my friend another Cosmo, hers isn't full either." She continued.
So my quandary was this, get them their drinks and piss off the bartender, or argue with them and lose my tip. Then they would bitch to a manager who would certainly NOT back me up and probably reward them with free shit and I still wouldn't get a tip.
I chose the former option.
"Hey man, these ladies want their drinks full," I said to Adam, the bartender.
"What the fuck, can't you see I'm busy," He replied.
He was, he had a full wheel of drinks.
"Well they say they want full drinks, I'm not about to argue with them, I'm just the messenger," I said.
"Fuck that, those drinks are just fine, we don't fill them to the rim here," He replied.
So it was passive aggressive time for me. I grabbed a can of cranberry juice and topped of the Cosmo. A squirt of water went into the Ketel One martini.
Adam just gawked at me.
"Screw them, they said they wanted full drinks, they never asked for more liquor," I said.
I dropped off the drinks and naturally one of the old crones said something about us being cheap and what a full martini is.
I hoped they liked their juice boxes, they left a shit tip naturally...
-OG Insane Waiter