BARTENDERS SHARE THE RUDEST THINGS CUSTOMERS DO TO GET A DRINK
Need a fifth drink and the bar is busy and the bartender is busier? What do you do? Wave, look pretty, yell or start licking the rim of your finished drink? Bartenders find there are a lot of rude people out there and they hate it. So, try not to tick off your bartender to get their attention and know what doesn’t work. Hopefully, you figured that out because you didn’t get another drink. Always seek the clues. And tip.
TICK OFF A BARTENDER BY SNAPPING YOUR FINGERS
Bartenders hate it when someone clicks or snaps their fingers at them. Would you? Would anyone? Of course not. So, attempt to put your feet in their shoes. It’s as annoying as ducks crossing the road in traffic when you are late. You’re not the Fonz.
DON’T YELL FOR ATTENTION, BECAUSE IT’S ANNOYING
Try not to yell to the bartenders to ask when your drink is going to get made. They will make it. So back off. They will totally ignore you for a very long time if you look like you are pissed for not getting a drink from the moment you inhaled. So, stop acting like you are the last man on Earth about to drink your last drink, because you aren’t that man. You never were. You never will be.
FORGET THE FINGER WAVE AND ALL WEIRD HAND WAVES
The finger wave also doesn’t work. Very annoying way to get your bartenders attention. And don’t wave your money. That is even more aggravating and you will only succeed in ticking off of the bartender. It certainly won’t make your drink come any faster.
DON’T BE GLUED TO YOUR CELL PLEASE
Don’t use your cell phone while you wait. It’s not social and it’s super weird when you are at a social place like a bar. Don’t stand on a chair to reach over for attention and don’t you dare use a pet name for the bartender. If so, you will be drinking spit. Whistling is also plain ridiculous. And try not to stand too far away, because the bartender will never serve you. And know exactly what you want, because the bartender will not waste their time next time you are trying to order.
It’s safe advice in any scenario not to stand there and say, “ummmmm.”