Questions for a Feisty Bartender

GWEN SignorelliSteph N. : Hi, this is Steph, N. and I have a question for Gwen Signorelli (novel is Pissing in the Wind).     Gwen, it’s obvious you’ve been married before, and tending bar in Ocho Rios, you’ve probably been around a bit.  How long did it take you to realize that Joe was the one?

GWEN: Hello Steph,  Just to be accurate, I didn’t tend bar, I own the bar.  There’s a difference, believe me.  I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you’re not the knuckle dragger that you sound like.  A bit of advice:  Never ever ever tell a woman she’s been around a bit.  It doesn’t go over well.

STEPH:  Ms. Signorelli, I do apologize.  I meant no disrespect.  I was using short-hand.

GWEN:  And look at all the time we saved with that short-hand…  To your question.  Everyone’s different I suppose, but you do get to the point that you can size people up quickly in a bar.  Joe came in.  He was clearly an out-worlder…not from Jamaica, and that’s not unusual.  But he was funny and sad and bright all at the same time.  I got that right off the bat.  When he ordered a Jamaican Boiler Maker (yuck to the concept) it was funny.  But when I asked him if he was going to be sick…..he answered, “I don’t know.”  Truth, and funny, and sad.  Those are things that’ll take you pretty far with a woman.

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