Everybody Knows Your Name – Humans of Cape
Everybody Knows Your Name

What’s your favorite thing about being a bartender?

“Oh, man; the free time, and believe it or not, I just kinda enjoy people. The majority of them, so, you know… I work in a very laid-back environment, where you hardly see any stress at all. The majority of my customers are my friends, and I like to take care of them and just make sure everybody has a good time.

If you were rich tomorrow, what would you do?

“I would buy this bar, and I would turn it into a music venue. Not just a music venue, but we’d get nationally touring acts, stuff like that, cut the roof off of it. There’d be a deck upstairs, you know. People who don’t like cigarette smoke could go upstairs. Bigger and better bathrooms, my friend.

“I love the place as it is, I mean, but I’m 43 years old now, and if I had the means to do it, I would. And if the guys were willing to let me, or wanted to be a partner, or whatever… That’s what I would do, because I do love this place and I don’t wanna go anywhere else. I wanna be in Cape; I love Cape. I’ve been here for 21 years. I just think that there are certain things I would do. Not so much ‘better’ but ‘different’. I would just add to it; not take away from it at all. Running out of spots on the wall. We need more places for people’s crap!

What’s your favorite kind of customer?

“Of course, I want the heavy tippers, because this is how I make my living, but I just like a person that just never- I don’t know- never… never goes too far. Never asks the dumb a** questions that nobody wants to answer. They don’t get too personal, just personal enough. I mean, my regulars? I’ll tell them pretty much anything, but I just don’t want some random person in here quizzing me about, you know, ‘What’s your real job?’ This is my real job; bar tending is a real job. I mean, basically, we’re babysitters. We take care of people, make sure they have a good time, and hopefully send them on their way home safe.”

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