There is no justice like that offered by the waiter. Take, for example, this tale of a vigilante in the middle of a bad first date.
Tik Tok Creator Morgan Ross (@morganroos96) series of videos called “Dive Bar Storytime”, in which she spun yarns about her bartending experiences, several of which went viral. A post made in May 2022 recently resurfaced on the app, and sparked a lot of conversation among viewers, especially those who can't stand the behavior of their beer brethren.
The video currently has 1.4 million views and nearly 280,000 likes. “If you're stupid, you better be tough,” the TikTok caption read.
The story began when a man walked into Ross's bar around 5 p.m. She asked him what she could get him, but he interrupted her and raised his hand and said he wanted water, because he was waiting for someone. Then a woman walked in, looking around, and Ross thought, “No, please don't let this be the first date, because I'm going to make it terrible for you both.”
Ross said the rocky start continued, with the man telling his date that she looked nothing like her profile pictures. “sacred [expletive]“This guy is bad,” Ross thought. To make matters worse, the woman asked for cranberry vodka, and the man mocked her, saying, “What is this, college?”
Ross recalled that the man had not read the menu and asked him to bring her the best IPA at the bar. The bartender poured him a regular Dale's Pale Ale instead. “You'll get what I give you at this point,” she confided to viewers. He took a sip and said, “Oh, yeah, you can really tell by the flavor profile that this is a good, hoppy IPA.” Ross said he then started talking about his passion for craft beer and his distinct taste. He bragged that if any four beers were served on tap, he could tell them apart by taste.
Ross exposed his trick and challenged him to a blind taste test. However, to the delight of viewers, she said: “I'll pour four Coors lights.”
Certainly man cannot distinguish between them, according to the Creator. He called them Pabst Blue Ribbon, Bud Light, IPA, and another Pabst. “How does he do that?” Ross commented sarcastically.
When the waiter burst his bubble, I remember him asking, “Do you think it's funny to trick people?” Ross replied: “Do you think it's funny to brag about something you're offended by?”
The commentators were living for the tale.
“I've started doing one salt rim out of all the sugar rims when people ask for lemon drops. Watching the confused person try to figure out the rules,” one commenter wrote. “This is absolutely diabolical,” Ross replied. I'm stealing that.”
Another commenter wrote that “loving craft beer as a personality trait” is a red flag.
“I love craft beer, but some guys are so condescending about it! They all think they're cicerones. I've never met a woman who acts like that about beer,” one viewer wrote.
@morganroos96 If you're going to be stupid you better be tough. 🤷🏽♀️ #dive bar #bartender #Services sector #firstdatenightmare #Corslite #storytime #Denver #fyp ♬ Original sound – Morgan Ross
“How do you think a Coors Light IPA tastes like?? Not even a close friend!” Read Comment.
One added: “I can tell the difference between most brand beers but beer would blow my mind now because unless it's cold it's even more awful.”
“This TikTok is timeless. This proves what I knew 40 years ago. Agent BS is solid,” read another comment.
“When I go to the bar on my first date, I make sure I get on well with the bartender, they play a big role,” one person commented.
“Course for rehydration and beer pong. I hope you never see him again,” commented another.
One viewer added: “I would stand there and laugh at him.”
The Daily Dot reached out to Roos via email.
Among the creator's previous viral bartending stories: A video about covering a shift at a new bar without one of the regulars knowing was an absolute threat to the jukebox.
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*First published: January 27, 2024, 6:00 PM CST
Eric Webb is a nationally award-winning pop culture critic, arts and entertainment journalist and editor from Texas.
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