"Hey, Tori, how was your birthday?"
I pulled up short, looked around the bar, and spotted the friendly regular who had bought me and my two friends shots of Patron for my "birthday" a few days previously.
"It was great!" I said, stammering in my head. I busied myself and walked away quickly. I'm a horrible liar.
But, the bar is set up in a circular form, and it wasn't long before I was back in front of him again, still holding the bar rag that I was cleaning with.
"Was your Patron good?" he asked.
"Oh, yeah, it was great. Thank you so much." I neglected to tell him that the bartender I work with poured us all rather large shots of Patron, and I definitely had a hard time finishing mine. I also neglected to tell him that I didn't finish it, but rather poured the last little bit into my water glass (I hear that Patron is amazing tequila, but I like my tequila in a margarita).
"I was gonna keep them coming for you."
"Oh yeah, sorry about that, we had to leave."
"Really? Where did you guys go afterward?"
Oops. Bad answer.
"Oh yeah, home. We hadn't seen each other in months so we caught up. And made more drinks, of course!"
See? Bad liar. I walked away quickly again and was met by a couple on the other side of the bar who said they were playing a game about guessing how much I weigh. What is it with these people?