The first thing you learn when you turn 21 is that you’re never (EVER) allowed to go behind the bar. Unless it’s a dire emergency, the zone behind the bar is a sacred, untouchable place– it’s for the barman and the barman alone. It’s the ultimate bar-hopping faux pas to invade the bartender’s area. Period.
However, spirits and bevvies can get the best of any guest and for some self-important folks, they feel that this cardinal rule is only a suggestion. In this case, a guest at a VIP event took the ‘open bar’ a little too literally, scrambling towards the bar-back when the bartender stepped away for 45 seconds, stealing a bottle of their most expensive vino.
The barman was furious.
Naturally, the one, sacred rule of bartending was broken, so the bartender decided to get a little payback against the disrespectful guest, using the only power-flex he could. Scroll for the full story of how this bartender used his spirited privileges to control the flow, and the quality, of the drinks that a certain impolite guest could acquire. For more, read on about more entitled customers in this story of a contractor who’s client thought they knew more about construction than him, costing them $12,000 extra because of mis-measurement.