I'm bartending for some sort of University of Richmond function tonight (I think it's a greek thing). Aside from the overly-drunken antics that the U of R kids tend to bring when they go out drinking and the appearence of a few Black AMEX cards, it'll probably be a night just like any other.
When the trust fund kids start mouthing off to us or the new college binge drinkers start vomiting on the bar, I simply need to take a step back and remind myself that only 4 short years ago, that was me. While I certainly didn't have a black AMEX card or any credit card for that matter, I was a rude, low-tipping, loud, American college boozehound. These kids still have that raw exuberance you get when you're out on your own for the first time, and annoying as it can be to a bartender, it's actually quite beautiful compared to the worn out, bitter, I'd rather be elsewhere drinkers, that these kids will become in their later twenties. Damn I miss college...
Also I recently lamented on my lack of success when it comes to U of R girls. Well, I think that may be changing in the very very near future.
Enjoy your labor day weekend as I begin my work week with 4 shifts this weekend and a whole lot of, well... labor. In return I'll think of you on Tuesday when I'm drunk on a beach somewhere in North Carolina. :)