Had dinner tonight at a bar downtown. When I had finished my beer and food, the bartender was busy chatting with people at the center of the bar. I waited, went to the bathroom, then waited some more. Finally I called the bar on my cell phone, watching as the bartender tore himself away from the conversation to answer.
"Hi. I'm at the end of your bar. Can I have my check now please?"
He was not amused at all. He did not make any eye contact as he tossed
the scroll-like receipt at me, took my credit card or returned the slip. No, I did not short change him on the tip.
For the record, he looked like this but with more facial hair.
Originally posted in a slightly modified form as my Facebook status.