Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Customer Might Always Be Right, But She Might Also Be A Douchebag

Saturday night in Flagler Beach. Woohoo! I had an odd experience last night, wanna hear about it?

A grim looking middle aged lady came stomping up to the bar carrying a bucket of beer and slammed it down in front of me. “Why would you open all the beers in a bucket going out to a table of two?” I wasn’t on service bar, but I would have opened them too. I cheerfully replied “Well, we open the beers so you don’t have to. We don’t really know from here how many people are drinking from the bucket.” I really didn’t know what to say other than “Would you like a fresh bucket?”. She did and I proceeded to grab 4 more beers and began scooping in the ice. As I was doing this, the GM came up to the bar (probably because the server told him there was an issue). I heard her saying something about “I thought it was a health code violation to serve open beers to a table, at least it was when I was working.” I handed her a fresh bucket of UNOPENED beers and bid her farewell with a smile. I then said under my breath “I hope you cut your fucking hand opening them, you old hag”. I then looked at my boss and said “What the hell?”. I learned later that he wasn’t finished hearing from her, she was complaining about the bucket sweating all over her table, etc. I pride myself on customer service “saves”, but some people are just impossible to please. I only wish she had been drinking beer with pry-off lids, so she would have had to come back up and ask me to help her open them.

So we were talking about it later among ourselves and had a few opinions about the whole ordeal. Was she right? Should we serve the beers unopened? One server said she understood it to be against the law to serve them WITHOUT opening them, because then we are acting as a package store. Interesting point. We wouldn’t just hand someone a bottle of wine and say “Emjoy!” I guess the lady’s point of argument is that the beers weren’t opened in front of her. But, had she ordered a gin & tonic, I wouldn’t walk out to the table and pour the drink in front of her.

So I chalk it up to douchebaggery.

Opinions? If you order a bucket of beer, would you prefer the beers to be opened or unopened?

How do you want your bucket o’ beers served?(online surveys)

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Pregnant Woman Chased by Bear, Hit by Car, Smacked In The Face With A Wet Noodle

Personally, I think the old lady that hit & ran should be the one euthanized….

Pregnant Woman Chased by Bear, Hit by Car

Tammy Vigil, KDVR

April 24, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS — Talk about a bad day. A pregnant woman not only was chased down by a brown bear, but got hit by a car in her attempt to get away.

It happened Thursday morning on a trail in Colorado Springs near woodman road and Vincent Drive.

On the trail, there are warnings about possible flash flooding. But nothing prepared a pregnant Ashley Swendsen for a dangerous encounter with wildlife.

“I heard a rustle. I looked behind me and it was a bear–2 feet away,” says Swendsen, who is 6 months pregnant.

The 26-year-old kept on walking, and then noticed the bear was following her.

“I freaked out and start running. It was chasing me for about 20 seconds,” she says.

She made it to the street. But her troubles were far from over.

“This lady hit me with her car. She wasn’t going that fast. I just rolled off her car,” she says.

An elderly woman hit her from behind then took off.

The female bear also took off. Officers later tracked it down about a mile away and tranquilized it near some homes.

“If it is the one and Division of Wildlife policy is any aggressive bears do have to be euthanized,” says an unidentified division of wildlife officer.

It turned out to be the bear. Its fate decided, the DOW had no choice but to kill it.

“Bears not afraid of people are the most dangerous because they don’t run away,” says DOW spokesman Michael Seraphin.

“It’s still sad. It spared me and it still has to die,” says Swendsen.
But she says she’ll remember the bear in her own way.

“We’re going to name the middle name of our baby, ‘bear.'”

Police are looking for the woman who hit Swendsen for possible hit-and-run charges.

She is white, in her seventies and was driving a black 4-door sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi. It’s unknown if there is any damage to the car.

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Repost: Swine flu epidemic fear grows, world on alert

I’m not really on alert, but I thought I would repost the article. Yes 81 people have died in Mexico City. Tragic? Maybe. Do you realize that the population of Mexico City is almost 9 million? Greater Mexico City has around 22 million people, the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere. 22 MILLION!!! .00004% of the population has died from swine flu. That news isn’t enough to keep me from leaving my house. I’m no trying to be insensitive here, but if you have 22 million people crammed into a city that is gradually sinking into the soft clay on which it was originially built, it might be time to cull some of the population.

Of course, as my customer NY Jon would say, it might just be the government trying to keep the people in fear….

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Governments around the world rushed on Sunday to check the spread of a new type of swine flu that has killed up to 81 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States.

Mexicans huddled in their homes while U.S. hospitals tracked patients with flu symptoms and other countries imposed health checks at airports as the World Health Organization warned the virus had the potential to become a pandemic.

The epidemic has snowballed into a monster headache for Mexico, already grappling with a violent drug war and economic slowdown, and has quickly become one of the biggest global health scares in years…

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Tiki’s Daily Twitter

This is what I was up to all day:

  • 02:29 Turning in for the night….thinking about the beach again in the morning #
  • 02:30 @mandyblake i am pink tonight LOL #
  • 02:31 pink/red….got a tiny bit sunburned #
  • 02:32 @mandyblake well…i wanted it…wanna get a little brown for summer #
  • 03:03 @mandyblake and I you…. #
  • 03:25 David Lane – Again. My personal favorite song David has written. Check him out at, a… ♫ #
  • 03:33 [Earth Wind & Fire – Got To Get You Into My Life] ♫ #
  • 04:10 New Blog Post: Tiki’s Daily Twitter #
  • 04:10 New Blog Post: Drink Recipe: Princess Morgan #
  • 10:34 ~~~Good Morning All! [Roy Redmond – Good Day Sunshine] ♫ #
  • 10:38 [The Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out] ♫ #
  • 10:40 @Moonsinger i hear ya there. I just tried to log into facebook with the TV remote #
  • 10:46 [Heart-Crazy On You] ~~ Lemme go crazy on you! ♫ #
  • 10:46 @ShelliMayfield me tooooooo! #
  • 11:19 Simon & Garfunkel – Baby Driver ~~ I wonder how your engine feels ♫ #
  • 11:27 The Smashing Pumpkins – Let Me Give The World To You ♫ #
  • 11:29 @DavidLane THIS is a Nickel Creek song!!!!Nickel Creek – The Lighthouse’s Tale. Seriously, this is the song th… ♫ #
  • 11:38 @KariWrites word…i was very surprised how well it came out 😀 #
  • 11:38 @davidlanemusic word to your mamma #
  • 11:39 David Lane – Again. My personal favorite song David has written. ♫ #
  • 12:25 @WxDan oh heck yeah….love em! #
  • 13:16 New Blog Post: "Appletini Please, Easy On The Tini" #
  • 14:17 @purejennmajik it’s delicious! #
  • 14:22 RT @GoldenLionCafe: Live music tonight by Rattleshake. See you there! #flagler #
  • 14:30 Going to see the Daytona Cubs tomorrow afternoon. Wanna come? @daytonacubs #daytona #flagler #minorleague #daytonacubs #
  • 14:51 I’m at Golden Lion Cafe – #
  • 16:12 New Blog Post: Get some Mad Gringo gear!!! #
  • 23:23 @yourbartender thanks for the mention #
  • 00:43 home for the night, watching jeopardy on DVR delay #

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Get some Mad Gringo gear!!!

Hawaiian Shirts by Mad Gringo. They’re better than what your friends wear. Mad Gringo is the official clothing provider for! Go show them some love, and tell them Tiki sent ya!

Aloha nui loa,

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"Appletini Please, Easy On The Tini"

Oh John Dorian, you silly man. One the most often quoted lines behind the bar at the GL.


“One of several ways to make this ‘girlie classic’. Special note, this is MY recipe not the Golden Lion recipe. I can pretty much guarantee you won’t get this when you order an appletini there.”

3 oz vodka
1 oz triple sec
1 oz apple Pucker®

Shake with ice until frothy. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of green apple.

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Drink Recipe: Princess Morgan

Princess Morgan
3/4 oz Captain Morgan® spiced rum
1/4 oz creme de banana
2 1/2 oz orange juice
club soda to balance

Pour the rum, creme de banana, and orange juice over ice in a highball glass. Stir, then top with the soda

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Tiki’s Daily Twitter

This is what I was up to all day:

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Tiki’s Daily Twitter

This is what I was up to all day:

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Waiting With You by David Lane

This is David’s first song on Check it out. It shows his range is beyond country music style. But we already knew that! For more David, visit

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