Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Counseling, Bar Stories, and Tall Tales

I went to eat a late lunch the other day at the only neighborhood bar and grille in our county. The burger bites and the bottomless chips and salsa makes any Texan's heart happy. The beer was very cold and the bartender was very nice and took very good care of me. She was entertained by the non-stop note taking. All she asked for was a nice review, no problem. Krystle is the absolute best!!
There were a lot of different people sitting at the bar and the various tables. Some bikers, with a lot of tattoos. Girls that were casually dressed with perfect hair. Rough necks, ranchers, this is just a typical crowd here in rural Texas. After surveying the crowd, the stories that were told were very entertaining. The girls talked about their multiple marriages, and how the evil man was the cause of the divorce, every time.
The guys talked about all the money that they had until that last wife was able to move it out of their joint account, into the boyfriends account. One guy talked about how he was driving home and saw a trailer loaded with furniture that looked like his. When he got home, his house was empty with the exception of his clothing. There stories of old bars that are now gone over in Dallas, and down in Ft. Worth, and how they are missed.
About fights that they got into with famous people and kicked the stink out of them. Stories about the Sportorium, the Von Erichs and all the other wrestlers that battled there. How tough those guys were and their tragic end. There was so many types of folks, the butterflys that went around talking to all, the paper readers that talked to no one. One patron left, and a panic ensued, the manager thought he had walked his tab. They searched franticlly for his credit card receipt, it was finally found and peace reined supreme. The ash trays were emptied and the trash can caught fire.
The political discussion was very entertaining, according to one guy, our governor is gay, because he was a yell leader at A&M. His marriage is a front to keep him in politics. Some hate Obama and think he is in trouble, others hate him worse. Another guy said that it really doesn't matter, the ship will right itself. There were people that would tell the others to call, but will not answer when they do. If we ever believe any bar talk, we will wear the biggest moron hat the world has ever seen, and it will be a tight fit! After about 2 hours, the first group was gone and a new group came in. But that is a different story!

Just Listening

3 comments:

Denney Crane said...

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Anonymous said...

We've spun a few of those ol bar stories ourselves, haven't we my friend...

John

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, did that bring back memories. Most of my life I always worked 1 full time job & 1 or 2 part time jobs while raising my son. The part time jobs were always waitress or bar-tending. I would always ask to work on holidays that way I could be making money & also seeing all of my friends that had moved away but would come back on the holidays to see family. My...my the stories that were told, relived, revised, embellished or just a new story. They say that some men can get really nasty when they have had too much to drink but I'll tell you what, I would rather deal with 10 drunk men rather than 1 drunk lady. Women usually are the ones with common sense, reasoning & control but golly can they be bull headed & down right, yes NASTY. Oh but ya gotta love the stories, the races that were run, how great your kids did in sports, coming up with the best excuse to not go home because your partners family is there for a visit, the amount of work & planning that is done while merely sitting on those "bar stools" & bending your elbow. And then there's the ones that could not master the bar stool, they lay flat on their back with their butt still on the stool seat. Then you have the establishments, who serve alcohol, that have different levels that requires you to use steps, not many like 2 or 4, in 3 different locations of the business. I'm not quite sure what they were thinking when they designed it that way or...or maybe they did know what was going to happen & they are sitting back laughing....THUD....untill one of the contractors misses a step. OOPS!!!

Thanks for the read, I thoroughly enjoy it...Jo