You Never Know... Who You Will Meet... Or Where 😯  

Paulxx001 64M  
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4/7/2020 10:18 am

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You Never Know... Who You Will Meet... Or Where 😯

Once upon a time - before the veil of the 'great confinement' - it was Happy Hour...

I was in a dark, downtown bar with a friend from work ; commiserating and sharing a few laughs. Vodka slushies were on my menu, rye with a beer chaser - on his. We'd just been served when a man, wearing a rather shabby costume strode in. We watched (in curiosity), as he walked up to the bartender - sat down at one of the stools - then spoke to him.

"Do you have any jobs?"

The bartender - who'd been wiping the counter - turned, eyed the man in the suit and slowly replied, "Why don't you try, the circus."

"Why the fuck would a circus, need a bartender?" smirked the dog.

That dog, had a good point. He waited for a reply from the bartender ; who had already put his rag down and placed his hands on his hips. THEY, were suddenly interrupted. A priest, a rabbi and a minister had bustled into our darkened space and cozied up to the vacant stools - next to the dog. The bartender looked at the piously dressed men, then shook his head and spoke.

"What is this? Some kind of fucking joke?"

But before another word could be spoken - SHE stumbled in. She was beautiful and blonde and that woman had walked into our blackness, clutched the stool - right next to the minister - and plopped down. You can imagine how ALL of us - the bartender, that dog, the priest, the rabbi, the minister and my buddy and I - waited with baited breath ; to hear what that beautiful blonde lady, would say.

"I'll have a cold beer please," she announced as she straightened her skirt and fluffed her hair.

I had expected something funnier.

Later on - after we'd invited her to our table and talked - we discovered that she was dyslexic. Yet even though doctors had told her she'd NEVER be good at poetry, she proudly claimed to have made ; a vase, a pot and several bowls - and was quite satisfied with the results. Did she say poetry?

"Hmmm... Go figure," I thought to myself.

You just never know who you'll meet, unless you go out and meet them. That's, as profound as I'd get ; it was time for another slushie. Damn, they were going down easy that night.

As I raised my hand to place my order - once again - the door to that bar flung open and flashed a hazy white light ; from the outside world. You wouldn't believe me if I told you who walked in...

. ..

Paulxx001 64M  
22478 posts
4/7/2020 10:19 am

I haven't met anyone new - in weeks. Although... I've picked up some new bar jokes. Do you have any favorites? πŸ€”

Paulxx001 64M  
22478 posts
4/7/2020 10:19 am

Where did you go to meet new people - in the olden days ? 😢 "BC"

Tmptrzz 59F  
106151 posts
4/7/2020 11:37 am

What an interesting story, sounds like a fun evening...Happy Tuesday to you..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 2:15 pm:
... and to you as well. 🍷🍷

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 3:29 pm:
Shortly after... a duck walked into our bar. The bartender asked, "Will that be cash or charge?" The duck replied, "Just put it on my bill!"

I've never seen a talking duck. You?
Hope you all's well with you and yours. β—πŸŒΉ

superbjversion2 66F
24131 posts
4/7/2020 11:42 am

3 possible thoughts here -

1. Your stories rival those of my grandfather, Herman the Great Embellisher.
2. Are you sure you didn't have too many vodka slushies?
3. I really need to visit Montreal!

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 2:20 pm:
All three...❗
It was fun to weave. Ya hit all the layers.
It was a long shot, but I smiled.
Hope you did.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 3:11 pm:
So... this guy at the bar asked me a question ; "What’s the difference between a G-spot and a golf ball?"

I didn't know the answer, so he eventually replied.

"A guy will actually search for a golf ball."

I don't get it. I'd never look for a golf ball. 🍷🍷

1seeking1 56F
3767 posts
4/7/2020 12:07 pm

Thanks for sharing, nice and sunny, slushie would be nice.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 2:44 pm:
It certainly would, although today? It's not on my list.
You learning other games to play? πŸ€”
I've flipped into a variety of things. Some of them require energy.
You? 🍷🍷😎

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 2:58 pm:
I'll tell you...
The past, present, and future walked into that bar.
It was tense.

positively4you 72F  
4572 posts
4/7/2020 1:55 pm

In the old days it was happy hour or the bar on Sat. Night. I so miss those days. Met my late husband in a dive bar. Oh, the good ole days.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 2:51 pm:
Yeah... You know what it's like.πŸ‘
Some of those places had a, scent and vibe - that you never welcomed... but you always welcomed back.
Cheers 🍷 🍷 😎

lukeaskewedx2 62M
247 posts
4/7/2020 2:05 pm

You're right, I wouldn't believe you, but I want to know anyway. Please continue.

I reckon so

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 3:05 pm:
There was this amnesiac... who showed up and...
He went up to that beautiful blonde and asked, β€œSo, do I come here often?
hmmm... Ya have any recollections of THOSE types of nights? πŸ€”

mc_justmc 61M  
6926 posts
4/7/2020 2:59 pm

I went to the grocery store today and ran into an old customer from my bike shop. I pulled my mask down as I said "I know you". I was getting ready for an elbow bump when he held out his hand. I was happy to shake his hand. I wonder if anyone there thought that was weird. Never would have expected to ever see that guy again. Glad I did.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 7:46 pm:
Well there's, a worthy encounter. I can relate to that. πŸ‘

TicklePlease 54F  
13817 posts
4/7/2020 3:04 pm

A priest, a rabbit and a minister walk into a bar. The rabbit says "I may be a typo."

That's it for my bar jokes today.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 7:49 pm:
Short and sweet. πŸ‘ lol πŸ˜‚
There are tons and tons of them. I think I've heard most of them. Ya know what I mean? πŸ€”

superbjversion2 66F
24131 posts
4/7/2020 4:04 pm

I enjoyed this immensely

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!

Paulxx001 replies on 4/7/2020 7:52 pm:
Cheers 🍷🍷

author51 59F  
128960 posts
4/7/2020 10:41 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Where did you go to meet new people - in the olden days ? 😢 "BC"
At the bar is where I would meet them of for another great story my coffee mate..xx

You can never have enough JOY in your life..xoxo


Paulxx001 replies on 4/8/2020 4:48 am:
Small town bars are a lot of fun. You get to know everyone in there.
Hmmm... I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad?
Cheers 🍷 🍷 😎 ❗

secret_lade 47F
9004 posts
4/8/2020 1:45 am

Vodka slushies sound good.... In the olden days, I never met people. One of the drawbacks of meeting a spouse young and spending the majority of your adult life with them.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/8/2020 12:53 pm:
I don't know if you missed anything. Bars occasionally, had a sense of desperation hovering - over them.
Well... cheers πŸ₯‚... from my living room. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

sexyldy1000 61F  
9559 posts
4/8/2020 9:48 am

In these difficult times, it gives us time to reflect on a myriad of memories and experiences. Perhaps also to consider what’s really important to us. Cheers πŸ₯‚ to better times and new memories.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/8/2020 12:46 pm:
Perspective... is a good thing to have. Thos bars and clubs are all empty now.
So is everything else.
Cheers 🍷 🍷... to better times. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

smartasswoman 64F  
35735 posts
4/8/2020 11:21 am

Long long ago I was quite the barfly, mostly at places that had live bands.

More recently? Meetup groups (which have been kind of a bust for romance but I have made some good friends), munches, the very occasional OKCupid meet.

Love the dyslexic poet/potter.

Paulxx001 replies on 4/8/2020 12:57 pm:
Ahhh... Live bands! Yes! Those were (are) the best.πŸ·πŸ·πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
So... turns out that blonde (we met), was a devil worshipper.
She admitted that she sold her soul to Santa.

BeccaLuvs 59F
20746 posts
4/8/2020 2:08 pm

You're def beginning your Blog the right way for 'NOW' Paul! "Once upon a time" - before life suddenly became unbelievable! And now all those bars are empty, quiet ..... (plus we have a ban on alcohol and ciggies , do you guys)?!
And for some reason I can't think of a single bar joke, yet I know so many!

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Paulxx001 replies on 4/8/2020 6:02 pm:
My gosh... there would be anarchy, if they banned THOSE, here.
No. I'm safely spaced, from the zombies for now.
Is that what they've done there? Eeee...
It's spring here. You wouldn't freeze. 🍷🍷😎

lonlyforlove2 79M  
29882 posts
4/9/2020 6:52 pm

Sounds like it may even be true, I have seen more bazar things in the past, especially after a few Vodka slushies.. thanks, a very good read..

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Paulxx001 replies on 4/10/2020 1:31 am:
I'm sure there's a bar joke for every drink they serve. And we were on a roll. Cheers πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒ

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