Four retired men were walking down the street when they saw a sign that said, “Old Timers Bar – All drinks 10 cents“.
They looked at each other in disbelief and then went into the bar, thinking that this was too good to be true and if it was true, then definitely too good to miss.
The old bartender who was standing behind the bar called out to them in a voice that carried right across the room, “Welcome guys, come on in and let me pour one for you! What’ll it be, gentlemen?”
The bar was fully stocked, so each of the men ordered a martini and in no time the bartender served up four iced martinis, shaken not stirred and said to them, “That will be 10 cents each, please”.
The four men stared at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They could not believe their good luck. They paid the 40 cents, finished their martinis, then decided they should order another round.
Again, four excellent martinis were produced, with the bartender again saying, “That’s 40 cents, please”.
They paid the 40 cents, but their curiosity quickly got the better of them. They had each had two martinis and yet they hadn’t even spent a dollar yet.
Finally, one of them asked the bartender, “How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime each?”
“I’m a retired tailor from Phoenix”, the bartender replied, “and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, liquor, beer it’s all the same”.
“Wow! That’s some story!” one of the men said and the others nodded in agreement with him.
As the four of them sipped at their martinis, they couldn’t help noticing that there were seven other people at the end of the bar who didn’t have any drinks in front of them. What was more intriguing was they they haden’t ordered anything the whole time they had been there.
Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asked the Bartender, “What’s with them?”
The bartender said, “Oh never mind them, they are retired people from Florida. They are just sitting waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price, plus they all have coupons…..”
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