Chicago —   “ I just got done finishing this drunks’ sentences on a story I told him he’s already told me,” exclaimed Rich Richards, 9-5 bartender at the Roka Japanese restaurant, “and he still told me the whole story again.” 

He comes in and I serve him his first drink of the day and he starts ramblin’ on about the same thing he did yesterday.  People ask me all the time if I love bartending because of all the girls and the money but I’m so sick of it. 

I have to smile at this guy and fake a laugh at least three times a week when I’ve heard the story many times.  How many times do I have to tell you that you’ve already told me that story? 

I’m going start cutting this guy off before he starts drinking.