It was truth, not legend, that your shoes would stick to the dirty, sticky, old never-been-cleaned carpet at the bar.
Guys wearing running shoes or tie-up dress shoes didn’t notice. If your wore flip-flops to the bar – you only made that mistake once. Girls in ballet flats complained loudly that they couldn’t lift there shoes off the floor.
Sticky floors was the least of the problems. New Bartenders were hired – seemed like every other month. Arollo was the bartender who lasted the longest. He was as slow as molasses, we thought he had zero personality, and had no filter. Until he barked out something that caught attention and caused pause.
He would say anything that came to mind. If the patrons all looked too serious, he would blurt out an attention getting quip.
Here are the “Top Five Arollos” we loved:
If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would ya know?
Dude! Gotta be nice to your children. After all, they are going to choose your nursing home.
Hey! All those who believe in psychokinesis – raise my hand.
If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
Psst! What’s another word for Thesaurus?
Arollo came and went – and we never forgot his droll, off the wall wit.
When the Dive Bar bit the dust, we had “Remember The Arollo Day”
Most said, Half Witticisms were flying.