This year my world like everyone else’s has changed at the holiday season. Normally I take Mom to the Mall for a day of shopping, nice lunch, 2 ole broads on the town and having fun, well not this year. Restaurants did finally open so Wednesday got to take mom and dad to Cracker Barrel for lunch.
The Bar I tend at one day opened and it was so good to see my peeps, yes he opened because the outpouring was so good during the time he had to shut down. Got there at 10:30, cleaned, brought ice out, checked the drink dispenser, wiped everything down, opened the doors and started turning on the TVs. GEEZ and here they came, regulars plus more than a few. So glad to be loved and to be able to operate a beer tap. Take your pick.
About one in the afternoon my favorite people in the world came in, she dressed as usual but with a Santa cap on, menu the same with a martini with a pick of extra olives, Split a Rueben with extra chips. Sir you have it. Asked them about Christmas, told me their children were deceased so they would be alone. Be in next week??? Sure!!!!! Bring you some peanut butter and chocolate fudge. They said they would love that.
Then it happened, some grandfather brought his granddaughter in for her first drink. Take my drift, as I had to check her age , yes she was legal but her assets were in display and they were impressive. I asked him what they were having, Bourbon and Coke, it is happy hour Beam and Coke is 3 bucks. Then he looked at me and said Weller 12 and Coke. WHAT?? Yes Weller 12. You got it. Two bourbon and Cokes with Waller 12.
They finished, I handed him his tab for 32$, turned a little white around the lips, the Weller 12 is 15$ a pour and he had it with coke. Hope he impressed her.
It looks like I am not going to have my crew for Christmas, where my son in law works has become a hotspot. Hopefully the next week will get better, could be a quiet Christmas, plenty of fruitcake for the both of us.👍👍😱😱😱😂😂
I told him if it is, it might be one long night for the both of us, you just provide the tequila. And tell the neighbors just turn the damn lights off.