... and asks the bartender for a martinus.
The bartender asks, "Don't you mean a martini?"
The Roman replies, "If I wanted a double I'd have asked for it."
But aside from old jokes something similar to that really did happen last Saturday at the Bull and Bush. Joe decided a Bloody Mary sounded like a good idea. The waitress asked, "Do you want the bacon and pickle?" This sounded weird to Joe. On the menu it says that garnish is $1.00 extra and that was the deciding factor against it. Funny. Joe could buy the whole restaurant and not even feel it, but still, it didn't sound that great to begin with. I said, "Come on!"
A young girl sitting next to me on the same bench but at an adjoining table overheard that and thought it was funny. "Great sales technique! Come on. How persuasive."
This started conversation between us. Now she's a regular there and become explainer of the odd garnish, cold bacon fat doesn't sound very good dipped in tomato juice. The next question was single or double? I visualized a double would come in a double size glass with twice as much tomato juice but that's wrong. And I wanted half the amount of vodka, best in a double size glass. That would be a double size tomato juice with 1/4 the regular amount of vodka, but that's not what's happening there. A double is twice as much vodka in a regular size glass, more vodka and less tomato juice. I don't know what I ended up with, a single with 1/2 the usual vodka, it still tasted strong to me and the bacon and pickle really is weird.
Broncos lost. Everyone was wearing orange sports shirts with numbers.