I write the software for Geneffects and tend bar at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Conversations... of the Damned!

"Have you been helped?"

"I'd like a Miller Lite."

At that point, his order magically appears from one of the other bartenders. So quickly, in fact, that it is obvious this guy already placed his order.

"So you have been helped?"

"Uh... yeah."

"See, I was about to get you a Miller Lite. You would have had two; then what would you have done? Would you have given me a weird look and said 'hey, I only ordered one,' when, all truth be told, you actually ordered two?"


"Oh, no, I mean I totally understand. Hedge your bets, right? If you tell two people to get you your beer the chances double that you'll actually get it. Or maybe you think the beer will get to you twice as fast, or cost half as much. Hey, here's an idea: why don't you just ask everybody you meet to get you a Miller Lite, because lord knows this whole asking-one-person-to-get-your-order kind of system just ain't cuttin' the kind of mustard you get in the back of a Rolls, now is it?"


Post a Comment

<< Home



[Main Page] [MuSing] [iMeMiner] [IndexFinger]
Copyright 2005, Geneffects. All rights reserved