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Since I Like Everybody After A Few Drinks, I Tipped Bartender Well In Exchange For Miserly Whiskey Shot

Though a shot of whiskey I ordered last night here in Cincinnati was very miserly—scrooge-like really—, I tipped the bartender well. I felt doing so would be most consistent with the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Also, I pretty much like everybody after I’ve had a few drinks. I can’t sustain a negative thought for very long if I’m drinking. That is one of a number of reasons I drink only so often. 

At the least, a more open personality would cut into my reading time.   

I called my sister-in-law around 11:30 last night. Or was it midnight? I guess I could be accused of drunk dialing at that point. No problem though—for me at least— because that’s behavior I’ve been on the receiving end of and I approve of it fully.

If somebody wants to be friendly,  I’ll take it and be glad somebody thought of me. It’s always the right time to be friendly.

I told the sister-in-law not to tell the wife I was calling at that hour. I’ll see if she kept her mouth shut when I call the wife and the wife’s family in Chicago after I finish writing this post.

I hope everybody reading this has had a nice Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2007 - Posted by | Cincinnati, Relationships | , , , , ,


  1. This post reminds me of Harpo Marx, a Hero of mine. I forget who said this about Mr Marx, but…

    Harpo always assumed the best of everyone until proven otherwise. Once proven otherwise, he gave them the benefit of the doubt.

    As naive or as silly as that approach may be it is a rule I have tried to live my life by.

    Happy Thanksgiving My Friend.

    Comment by Tim Hustmyer | November 23, 2007

  2. laughing and nodding in agreement.

    Comment by TXsharon | November 23, 2007

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. I really enjoy your blog, the posts about comments alongside the observations above. And I was into punkrock in the 80s too, although in Austin. It seems like a lifetime ago. As you can well remember: real people, into real music, without being colonized by the marketers and the insider taste makers. It was for outsiders, not the insiders. It seems so pure compared to pop culture these days – although there’s lots of good stuff today too.

    Comment by thefantasyyears | November 23, 2007

  4. Just off the airplane and back home. Thanks for all these nice comments. Should any of you have a bit too much holiday nog one night this season, please be sure to come and comment on the blog while still tipsy and nogged.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 24, 2007

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