Thursday, March 19, 2009

See you at AA!

I had a slightly disturbing experience tonight that was just begging for a blog post.

The third Thursday of every month my college alumni association has a happy hour. This month it was close to home at a bar we tend to frequent. So we decided to go. The night consisted of good drinks with good friends, but it wasn't until I was leaving that the disturbing event occurred.

So as I'm walking out of the bar saying my goodbyes, I'm stopped by one last friend who yells "bye natty!". Then I walk past the bouncer and he mumbles something under his breath that made me stop:

Natty: Did you just say "bye Natalie?"
Giant Bouncer: Yes, have a good night, Natalie.
Natty: But you just said that because you heard my friend say 'bye Natalie', right??
Giant Bouncer: No, I didn't hear him. I said that because I remember your name, Natalie Cay.
Giant Bouncer: Well, you spell it weird so I wouldn't forget 'Cay' when it's spelled C-A-Y.
Natty: OMG, I come here way too often.

SERIOUSLY? Am I the only one that would be disturbed by this? And he wasn't even there yet when we arrived, so it had been at least a month or two since he'd seen my ID. I either need to find new bars or seek out an AA program, because that was just sad, sad, sad.

After that little conversation I decided to test his memory. I asked him if he remembered a birthday celebration where double sided tape that I happened to have in my purse resulted in everyone in my party entering this particular bar with their ID's not only out and ready for him to check, but taped to their foreheads... sure enough... the man has a memory like an iron trap.
Jarred and I


wylieeagle said...

At least you didn't find super glue in your purse.

The Leinwetters said...

i would like an explanation as to why alex is using YOUR id. And wylie, you stole the words right out of my mouth.