Friday, May 10, 2013

Lunch at the Iconic Bar


"I know you're really gonna love this place, Perry," said John as he held the door open for me. 

"I like it already!"  I replied. "Hip clientele, cool atmosphere, and  great painting over the bar! How'd you find it?"

"Just kind of stumbled into it. See, they got beers from all over the world too."

"Why, this place is nothing less than iconic! Good burgers?"

"The best!  Oh, here comes that blonde waitress, met her last week. Hi, Janine!"

"What are you doing here again, low-life? And who's the overage bald-headed loser you brought with you today?"

"Of course," John whispered in my ear, "one thing they do need to work on is service with a smile."  

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Despite the service sans smile, the iconic bar has proven to be a very cool place for this week's Fabulous Friday Fictioneers to hang out. There's not just beers, but writers from 'round the world on tap, and you can order up some by clicking here.

My story based on the picture prompt above was ordered for just 100 words, but came in overcooked at 117.  Hope it's still well done and, more or less, to your liking. 

But even if not, I dare ya to ask Janine to take it back!

34 comments:

Sandra Crook said...

The charm of the woman! Thanks for making me smile over breakfast. :)

Perry Block said...

Breakfast? It's 2:00 AM!

kz said...

charming. hahaha makes me wonder what John did on his last visit. lol

thewritersvillage said...

Nice. A little abuse with your drink. Then you can drink to abuse.
And then it's time for some anti-buse.

lingeringvisions said...

OMG..it's Flo!

erinleary said...

I first read 'overage' as average. It works with both words - I like your take on the prompt.

janet said...

Perry, I would never describe you as an overage (or average), bald-headed loser!! And I'll even tell Janine that if I see her. Really. I will.

janet

nightlake said...

This is real customer service. lol

vb holmes said...

Nothing like a little sass with your glass--Happy trails, Perry.

lindavernon said...

Well, three out of four really isn't that bad. I'd overlook the bad service if the bathrooms are clean. :D

Perry Block said...

Thanks, kz. John is probably a glutton for punishment or the blonde waitress is a hell of a lot better looking than the picture prompt would suggest.

Perry Block said...

"Drink to abuse." Perfect. Should be the title of the post!

Perry Block said...

Flo is Scarlett Johansson by comparison. With a carload or two more makeup.

Perry Block said...

I guess "average bald-headed loser" is better than "overage bald-headed loser" if you had to choose between the two of them...

Perry Block said...

Well then what type of bald-headed loser would you describe me as?

Perry Block said...

What I didn't say is that she brings the food fast, makes sure you have everything you need, and refuses tips. But she does spit on you as you go out ...

Perry Block said...

Sass with your Glass. Great name for the place! Thanks.

Perry Block said...

The bathrooms are spotless. Janine has put up a sign "all employees are required to wash hands before leaving the bathroom and the patrons are required to wash them!"

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,
Where's Undercover boss when you need him. I don't think Janine would last long. Fun story.
shalom,
Rochelle

zookyworld said...

So the place isn't perfect, but hey it's good enough for the guy to come back. Maybe he likes giving sass back to the waitress?

wmqcolby said...

Hahahahaha! Always a bright spot, isn't there? Oh well, I hope the food was good.
Always a pleasure, Perry!

Perry Block said...

Maybe I am the uncover boss! Thanks, Rochelle.

Perry Block said...

Don't forget - best burger in town!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, glad you enjoyed. I'm still trying to get Janine's teeth marks off me ...

kindredspirit23 said...

There is always something that needs "a bit of work".
Scott
Mine: http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/friday-fictioneers-5102013-genre-horror-humor-pg13/

Perry Block said...

Yep, Scott, there is. Like my entire existence.

Lauren said...

How cool! The bar and Fabulous Friday Fictioneers. Sounds like the perfect combo. Will head over to see what it's all about.

Perry Block said...

Yep, it's fun. And people leave comments. And they like you, they really like you!

sarahannhall said...

I wonder hoe much longer the place will stay open with staff like that. Great take on the prompt.

Perry Block said...

With patsies like me and John, probably well into the next millenium! Thanks for writing.

Russell said...

I'm sure you and John impressed her by flipping out your AARP membership cards and demanding the senior discount. I would have just turned off my hearing aid and said, "Huh?"

BetaRules said...

Made me laugh.. (RogRites)

Perry Block said...

Yes, except I also hit her with my cane and John gummed her with his false teeth. It'll be a cold day in Hell when I go feeding pigeons with the likes of her!

Perry Block said...

Thanks,Rog. You rule!