Ladies and Gentlemen, Stop Being Lazy About Ordering

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I want to talk to you about a story that is probably a little too familiar if you’re a bartender or tobacconist.

Let’s say picture yourself as a bartender. You’re standing there with a massive wealth of information swirling through your mind including countless recipes and flavor profiles of cocktails, liquors, beer, wine, you name it! A nicely dressed couple comes in and sits at the bar. After a polite greeting you ask them what they’re looking for today… and you get to hear the dreaded words “Make me something for a girl.”
That’s equivalent to walking into a restaurant and ordering dinner for a girl. They’re not going to know what the hell to bring you!
A gender doesn’t define personal taste. There are some women who prefer Scotch, others light beer, and still others who want to not taste the alcohol at all. Saying you need something for a girl is just truly lazy ordering. Maybe you’re looking for something strong but without a harsh burn. Or you want something sweet. Or maybe you want something fruity but not too sweet as to cover up the taste of the alcohol. Whatever it is you are trying to convey to your bartender when you order a “girly” drink, don’t waste everyone’s time (especially your own) and specify what it is that you’re actually looking for.
Now I personally do not discriminate when it comes to alcohol. I have a space in my heart for all fermented beverages and after a while of drinking, I could swear to you that they love me back. Although I think my friends would call that being drunk, I digress.
The same thought goes for cigars. Whatever flavor or body you’re looking for just speak up. That’s the best way to make sure your bartender or tobacconist is able to guide you to the best choice for you. You also get the added bonus of learning more about your personal tastes and how to vocalize them.
Not speaking up about what you’re looking for can go really wrong. Like if you were to walk into a pet store and tell the sales clerk that you want a pet. You’re going to need to get a lot more specific if you’re looking to leave the place with a hamster instead of an alligator.
That’s all I have for you today, but if anyone out there really does have a pet alligator feel free to share pics!

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