Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ten Cent Martini's

Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Yuma, Arizona. They turned a corner and see a sign that says, 'Old Timers Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents'. They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, Gentlemen?"

There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men ordered a martini.

In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis...shaken, not stirred, and says, "That'll be 10 cents each, please."

The four men stare at the bartender for a moment. Then look at each other. They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.

Again, four excellent martinis are produced with the bartender again saying, "That's 40 cents, please."

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand. They have each had two martinis and so far they have spent less than a dollar. Finally one of the men says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?"

"I'm a retired tailor from Phoenix," the bartender said, 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 quite a story," says one of the men.

The four of them sipped at their martinis and couldn't help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar who didn't have drinks in front of them, and hadn't ordered anything the whole time they were there.

One man gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks and asks the bartender, "What's with them?"

The bartender says, "Oh, they're all old retired farts from Florida. They're waiting for Happy Hour, when drinks are half price."

Hat tip: Jeni of Down River Drivel
Photograph: Wikipedia

20 comments:

  1. I ♥ Happy Hour! ahahahaha!

    Big hugs xoxo

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  2. Laughing out loud funny!!!

    Thanks.

    Btw, when is happy hour?

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  3. Cracked me up Sandee. I was expecting something worse.

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  4. That sounds like us Southerners. Our Mom loves her cocktail hour. Good laugh was had by all here. Even the kitties laughed. Hugs to Little Bit

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  5. LMAO...

    I'v actually seen those guys here!

    Aloha From Sunny South Florida

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  6. Somehow I'm thinking they moved from New England down to Florida before heading to that bar!

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  7. Us senior citizens gotta have our discount! AARP says so.

    Have a great day!

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  8. oh my GOSH! i can SO see that happening here! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  9. I guess there are cheapskates in every group. :)

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  10. Happy Hour is always a good thing! Good one.

    Big hugs from sunny Michigan honey...

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  11. That's funny, and oddly...?sadly true

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  12. i was expecting him to reveal some disgusting ingredient he used or something...lol funny.

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  13. I think 10 cents should be good enough for anyone!

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  14. Old habits die hard LOLOL

    Have a great weekend :-)

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  15. My MIL lives in Florida. I can see it. LOL

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  16. I take the oldies in Florida are cheap...very, very cheap.

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  17. We could sterotype the Floridians as are many of the other state's peoples (Texas, California, Tennessee, ...)
    ..

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  18. Can't say I blame them, I'd be waiting for the discount too. Money doesn't grow on trees!!!

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