So I used to work at a bar. The owner was an a** but he great to work for. He was a super alcoholic and a great tipper. He had been permanently banned from every other bar in town which was why he bought the bar. He had a policy that if he was drinking he wasn’t the owner, so if he got out of hand we could throw him out but not 86 or call the cops on him. Now I also would like to add that all he did was sign the checks, he had nothing to do otherwise with the day to day of the bar other than drinking.
One morning I was opening the bar and typically the doors are unlocked an hour before we opened, so regulars could come in and drink. They knew the bartender would be cleaning and stocking the bar and would just deal with small wait times to get a drink or refill.
The owner came in and didn’t want to wait for me to come out of the back so he went behind the bar and made himself a drink. He then went and sat at the bar put money on a rubber mat. When I came out of the back with a few cases of beer, i hear a woman going off on someone who I found out was the guy who signs my checks.
She was going off about how horrible he was for drinking on the job and refusing to make her a drink. He simply told her he didn’t work there and went back to his drink. When she saw me she immediately started complaining about him saying she wanted to speak to the owner or manager.
Since I was the only one there I told her she’d have to deal with me. She went on her tirade about him needing to be fired and then demanded a free drink for his rudeness and unwillingness to help her. I told her that wasn’t going to happen as he didn’t work there. Then she decided to take it up a notch and said she knew the owner. Cue typical you’ll both be fired rant and the owner is shaking his head laughing which made her madder.
I called her bluff and told her to either shut up and order a drink or leave because I have things to do. She got huffy and then demanded a tab trying to hand me a credit card. I informed her we were cash only but she was welcome to go pull money out of the atm near the bathroom. That didn’t make her happy so she decided to stomp out of the bar saying she’d take her business elsewhere.
The owner then asked for my keys and promptly locked the door behind her. As soon as he did that he came back and said I’ve never met that woman so your definitely not fired. We had a good laugh. She did come back about 20 minutes later because there wasn’t another bar open and got super pissed when my boss waved and went back to his drink. She banged on the door for about five minutes. He then made me a sign to put up on the glass door with the bar hours and she got in her car and sped off. I luckily never saw her again.