Cocktails in the Country: “. . . All Because I Asked How She Was”

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 20th, 2018 · CitC 2017, CitC Testimonials

“I recently used the Mindful Greetings technique with every guest that came into the bar, almost immediately after returning from the class (of course I was eager). I had this gal at the bar that has been coming in for some time now and she’s very introverted. I would always say hello, but never actually say “how are you?”

“Today [I asked her how she was doing], and looked her in the eye.  She proceeded to have a twenty minute conversation with me, detailing her life and her experiences. At the end of the conversation she asked me to go to another bar afterward. I explained that I had to close the bar. She said she would wait.

“I close the bar…we are walking to the next spot and I let her know that I have to drop my stuff off at my house (it’s on the way to the bar we are going to). She then says, ‘Oh, well, do you have beer at your house?’ I replied…yes….yes I do (Well shit…I had beer at my house. I didn’t want to lie!)…So we have beers at my house…all because I asked how she was . . .”

Wade Budinetz, The MINT Gastropub, Bethlehem, PA

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