A guy walks into the bar and starts complaining about a car parked in our togo parking spots.
We have two spots right next to the door and we have no way of telling which car is for togo and which ones are just douchebags hanging out in the bar.
Normally, I'd agree with the guy, but we know him and he's a bigger douchebag than whoever owns the car outside. He wants to talk to the manager and I don't feel like arguing with him since it's 7:30 on a friday night, we're on an hour wait and my bar is a tad bit busy. I send him to the hostess desk where three managers are hanging out and the other bartender and I laugh.
The bar gets caught up and I decide to see what he's talking about. I walk outside and a perfectly restored woody is sitting in the togo parking spot.
I walk back inside and the guy is still arguing with management that he wants the complex security contact to have the car towed. I decide to join in the fight and ask "how do you know he's not actually waiting for togo?"
"Oh he's not. I used to own beautiful cars and that's just a fuck you to everyone in here. I used to do that."
"Again, how do you know they're not waiting for a togo order."
"Because that car has been here as long as I have and I'm waiting for a togo order."
I look down at the beer in his hand, "you're waiting for a togo order too?"
"Yeah! I had to park all the way down the street."
"So you're mad because he beat you to the parking spot?" All the while staring at his beer.
"No. You're missing the point. He's not waiting for a togo order. I know it."
"How? Maybe the kitchen screwed up his order and he had to wait another 20 minutes for a remake."
"No. No way. It's been too long."
"But if that spot would have been open when you got here, you would have parked there and had a beer or two while your food sat in the window waiting for you to pay?"
"Forget it man. You're missing the point."
And with that he left his half finished beer on the counter and headed to togo. I'm sure the 16 year old togo girl got an earful.
The Woody was beautiful. I'm glad I got to step outside and see it.