Six More People to Avoid at the Bar
We here at Current Ground pride ourselves in providing opinionated (from all sides) and informative commentary on all things pertinent to our generation. Whether it’s the tasteful sides of booze, film, and style — or the hottest political issues stirring about — that’s our game. Amusingly enough, one of the most popular articles in the brief history of our site fits none of those categories. Sometimes, it serves to remember not to take anything too seriously. That’s how the article, Twelve People to Avoid in the Bar, was born. A bunch of us gathered over a few drinks with friends and came up with a list of the most unholy patrons we’d witnessed at our favorite watering holes.
So, in case you’ve been getting sick of all the superlative lists this past week, we’ve decided to post a few more bounties for individuals you should keep an eye out for the next time you’re out.
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Six More People to Avoid at the Bar:
The Beer Connoisseur: Beer is beer. Wine is wine. This guy never got that memo. He’s the one you’ll see — and hear — swishing the beer around in his mouth, rolling it over his tongue and doing his very best to let the flavors attack his sophisticated palate. He often travels in a pack of other experts. We’re all for spending the few extra bucks to enjoy a finer beer than Miller High Life, but this is taking it too far.
Your Friend’s Mom: Seeing your buddy’s mom talking to the bartender is a sure buzzkill. We don’t care if she’s got issues at home or is trying to become her town’s next socialite — she is someone we never want to see when we’re out. Whether she’s pounding mojitos or strutting around the dance floor — it’s time to leave.
Members of the Boulevard of Broken Dreams: It’s that time of year when we’re all back in those places we call home. That means going out to the bars that might as well be high school reunions. These folks are the ’03-’06 washed-ups who either never left, or have found themselves back at their roots. Their favorite bar activity is chain smoking next to their favorite bouncers.
The High School Success Story: Sorry Luke, but this picture fits the part too well. This gentleman is the polar opposite of the high school washed-ups. He’s the one you didn’t hear much about after graduation. Now that you’re back home, though, he’s at every bar buying drinks, sporting a Rolex and leaving huge tips. Turns out he landed a better job than you — and everyone else –in the past five years.
The Girl’s Guy: When it comes to closing with the girls he walked into the bar with — you know he’s a non-threat even though he’s straight — but that doesn’t make his actions any more forgivable. We all know this guy. He lacks any other game than dishing out hugs and ordering rounds of appletinis. There is a scarf almost always hanging from his neck.
The Girl Who Introduces You to Her Ugly Friend: My apologies for the lack of a creative title. We’ve all been faced with the unfortunate circumstances of knowing this girl. She texts you asking you to come out tonight and meet her friend. You don’t want to, and her friend didn’t want her to text you in the first place. The ending of the story is obvious — she’s heinous.
Editor’s Note: We are obviously not trying to offend anyone if you happen to be one of the people we are all avoiding.