So last night after RKM I decided to go to Fridays to get some supper.
I sat at the bar, like I always do when i go late at night, because service is a little quicker there.
Between entree and appetizer this girl comes in, plunks her stuff down at a stool around the corner from mine. She laments to the bartender about the crappy day she’s had and wanders over to the jukebox. When her song comes on she asks the bartender to turn it up, and then turn it up again because it wasn’t loud enough the first time.
So she’s sitting at the bar, sipping her three dollar Coors Light and singing along to parts of the song. We make eye contact because I glanced over when she was singing and she told me she was having a bad day. I nodded and tipped my drink. She left at one point and asked me to watch her purse, which i did.
After my dessert I ordered Emily’s meal to-go, and told the bartender to put the girl’s beer on my bill, telling him it would be my good deed for the week. She was still off somewhere at this point.
She came back and tried to pay, and the bartender told her that I had bought her her beer. She thanked me profusely and asked if she could buy me anything to drink. I declined, and she grabbed the stool next to mine and told me about her awful day. It turns out that she’s a nursing student and she got fired from her job at a nursing home because someone claimed that she had verbally abused some of the residents.
She asked me if I was from Portsmouth, and I told her no, Dover. She said she was from Portsmouth and I told her that I grew up in Greenland, but moved to Dover with my girlfriend back in March.
She says, “Oh! And...how’s that working out?”
I said, “Just fine” and we continued talking about our shitty jobs.
She left shortly thereafter, but not after asking me if she could buy me a drink again.
I just find it funny that this stuff never happened to me once in the five years I was single, but I get myself a girlfriend and someone thinks that me buying them a drink because they’re having a shitty day means “Let’s get to know each other better.”
I’m such a heartbreaker. ;)
- Music:Rocket In My Pocket-Various Artists-KT 61 - Rock - Volume 5