Saturday night was a joyous night at the pub. Busy, and for the most part everyone was friendly and happy, but there were a few exceptions.
There is a regular who comes in most nights who none of us really like. He is very arrogant, and his favourite line is "I'm always right", and he truly believes he is. He also gets very drunk sometimes which makes him even worse, but so far hasn't actually done anything to get himself barred (if we barred everyone who thought they were right all the time we'd go out of business). But Saturday night he was sailing pretty close to the wind.
A group of ladies came in and were sat at the end of the bar. They are all local, and one of them has recently just divorced her husband. The regular, whom I shall refer to as A seemed to know this as well and started sending drinks down to their party, for all of them at first, but later on he bought a bottle of champagne and went down to share it with her because "She needed to get back on the horse". She obviously wasn't interested and was polite about it, agreeing to have a glass of the champagne with him, but like I said, I know A, so I kept an eye on things. Sure enough, A started arguing how this lady owed him because he had bought her drinks, and lets not forget, he is ALWAYS right. ALWAYS (/sarcasm). Seriously, the guy was acting like an utterly misogynistic dinosaur, his whole argument being that if she drank something he bought then he was entitled to have sex with her. I thought at one point I was going to have to intervene, but luckily even though he was very vocal about the issue he did back off when the lady made it quite clear she thought he was a prick, refused to drink the remainder of her glass of champagne and left him with the rest of the bottle to himself. He retreated to the other end of the bar where he had a front row seat of her proceeding to leave with another guy she met that night. He got a warning from my boss over his behaviour, thrown out for the night and told one more stunt like that he will be out on his ear for good. Personally I'd have barred him anyway, but he didn't touch her and she just laughed at him, so my boss let him off. I will cheer the day he does actually get barred.
The second story took place after I had finished, but I found out about it the next day. My boss finished at 11pm, leaving the assistant manager to do last orders at 12am. I finished at 11.30pm, when it had gotten pretty quiet, just a few regulars left plus some residents we had had over the weekend. The residents had been a bit annoying the night before, they are from the south of England and think we people in the North should run things like they do. Like stay open till the early hours so they could drink. News flash: We are a small country pub, it wouldn't be worth opening till then as we'd have no customers, so last orders is 12am. So that's when it was called. Now the assistant manager is wonderful. She is young, but very good at her job, doesn't take crap from anyone and is normally very professional. But it got to 1.30 am and despite not being served any alcohol the party of residents would just not go up to their rooms. We aren't talking just a couple of them, the party consisted of about 10 guys, all of whom stayed downstairs chatting despite her asking them to please clear the bar. Eventually one of the older guys started telling her how we should be running things again and she kind of lost it. She came out with "Will you please just go upstairs so I can close up, you are doing my head in." This did actually get them to go upstairs, but the guy she had said it to started telling her she was very unprofessional and bad at her job, and they wouldn't be coming back here ever again, and she ended up very upset when she got home.
Now nothing was said to my boss the next morning when he did breakfast for them, and they happily paid up and left. And my boss even told the assistant manager he wasn't angry with what she said, that he understood, but she's still beating herself up about it. She handled it with far more patience than I would have!
I went to the cinema on my own the other day as I was bored on my day off and my bf was at work. I didn't realise however that a lone female in a cinema is an invite for assholes to make loud jokes about me being fat, single and desperate whilst trying to watch said movie. Thankfully a nice usher made the lads doing it leave after various complaints about them.
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