My BIL is a bartender at a well known entertainment and fun complex that has locations nationwide. He invited me and the hubs to come up to his particular location when he was on shift to enjoy a few libations gratis, courtesy of him. So a few Saturdays ago, we went to go kick it with him and get our proper drank on.
Later on in the evening, some of my husband’s cousins showed up, as they were celebrating a birthday for one of the cousins wife. So there was an understanding that my BIL would extend the courtesy of free libations and eats to them as well. By the time the evening was over and Myron and I had taken our leave of those (much younger) folks, we were shaking our heads in disbelief because they had not been briefed on the art of the hookup and it clearly showed.
In the words of that great philosopher Biggie Smalls, “there’s rules to this shit, get you a manual”. If you are going to be the recipient of some extended courtesies, please remember the following:
1) Tip well. You aren’t paying for anything anyway so you can afford to bless the person who is extending free courtesies. Chances are, in order to continue extending courtesies on the free 99 tip, the person has to bless others that he works with for their continued cooperation.
2) Be patient. My BIL was working a very busy bar area on a Saturday, while at the same time extending us free courtesies. He had to take care of the actual PAYING customers first, as that is you know, his JOB. Yelling for the person extending the free courtesies to hurry up and take your food order (that you aren’t paying for) is a bad look dot com. *side eye to the ghetto ass cousin’s wife*
3) Don’t abuse the extended courtesies. It is not wise to be a bug-a-boo by showing up EVERY DANG ON weekend at the spot where you are being treated thinking that it is your God given right to score free food and liquor all the time.
And most of all:
4) Say THANK YOU!! Don’t be an ingrate. Show appreciation. Remember your manners and realize folks don’t have to do shit for you at all.
So there you have it. Any questions??????????? LOL!!!