Unit 9

Bartender, Give Me Another!

A man walks into a bar. He is obviously drunk and staggers up to the bar, seats himself on a stool and asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender politely informs the man that it appears he is drunk and cannot be served any more alcohol. The bartender offers to call a cab for him.

The drunk is briefly surprised, then softly scoffs, grumbles, climbs down from the bar stool, and leaves.

A few minutes later, the same drunk stumbles in the side door of the same bar. He hollers for a drink.

The bartender comes over and refuses service to the man and again offers to call a cab. The drunk looks at the bartender for a moment angrily, curses, and shows himself out the side door.

A few minutes later, the same drunk bursts in through the back door of the bar. He sits on the bar stool, and orders a drink. The bartender comes over and reminds the man that he is drunk and will be served no drinks. He then tells him that he can either call a cab or the police immediately.



【美】 Meredith Walker 著   陈怡芬 译