Kicking Someone Out Of The Bar

One of the most difficult parts of my job is having to kick people out. Who would like that? I appreciate everyone coming in, enjoying the night, having some drinks, letting loose. But sometimes, unfortunately, it’s the only solution to the problem. Asking someone to leave. And no matter how well you can do it, it never ends up going smoothly. They always feel like you hate them, which is not true. Sometimes, it’s just time to call it a night, and go home.

I’ve had two experiences in the last week where I had to kick someone out:

Guy comes into the bar, long hair, baseball hat. He seems semi-normal at first, so I serve him. But as the evening progresses, I see him becoming more difficult. I watch him annoy two female customers at the bar, saying to one, I want to make out with you right now. For some reason, I don’t foresee this happening. He actually tries to embrace her, and it’s extremely awkward. She doesn’t look like she’s enjoying it. I’m watching him, all of a sudden, he falls back, slamming the floor. You know those times, where you have a friend behind you, you fall backwards, TRUSTING the friend is going to catch you? Well, it was the same thing, only, he had no friend to catch him. I go around the bar to him, he’s on the floor. Hey, buddy. It’s time for you to leave. He says, WHY??? What did I do?

I’m having a conversation with this guy, while he’s sprawled out on the floor.

Luckily, a friend of his was in the bar, helped me get the guy out of the bar with minimal drama.

Another guy comes in, he’s double-fisting two drinks. I can see that it’s going to be inevitable, but I give him the benefit of the doubt. Half-hour later, customer comes up, tells me, there’s a guy over there, pissed himself.

Pissed himself?

Yeah…time to probably go.

You know, if you’re ever in the bar, and I tell you it’s time to go, try not to take it too personally. I don’t hate you. Everybody has one of those nights. And I’m partially at fault for getting you drunk. The cooler you are about it, the more I’ll chalk it up to you having a bad night, and I’ll be happy to serve you

Another day.

-Clint Curtis


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