by Barry O’Farrell
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Paddy decided to put on his finest green suit and have a night on the town.
To make a long story short, he ended up in a bar he’d never been to where, sitting down the far end was the most beautiful redheaded girl he had ever seen in his whole life.
He signalled to the barkeep saying to him, “I’d like to buy her one of whatever it is she’s drinking.”
“I can save you time and money,” replied the barman, “She is a well-known lesbian.” With that the barkeep walked away.
Paddy sat quietly for ten minutes thinking over the barkeep’s words of advice before calling him back.
“I’ve been thinking about what you told me,” began Paddy, “And I’d still like to buy her one of whatever it is she’s drinking.”
Resignedly the poor old barkeep began mixing an exotic, expensive cocktail which he then presented to the redhead with a flourish saying, “With the compliments of the man at the other end, in the bright green suit.”
Full of confidence, Paddy swaggered the length of the bar, plopped himself into the seat beside her, turned to face her and said, “Tell me darlin’, what was the name of the little village in Lesbania your family originally immigrated from?”
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Barry O’Farrell (@BarryO_Tweet) is an actor who sometimes writes, living in Brisbane, Australia. Barry’s stories have appeared in Cyclamens & Swords, 50 Word Stories, A Story In 100 Words, 101 Words, and of course here at The Flash Fiction Press. One of Barry’s short stories was runner up in the 2015 Arts Alliance competition.
7 thoughts on “Barkeep”
That’s a lot of blarney and that’s why I loved it! 🙂
A good laugh on St. Pat’s day.
It made me giggle. Thanks Barry.
It made me groan…but in a good way. Thanks.
The whole world is Irish today. I’m glad everyone got a laugh, and thanks..