April 18, 2007Four retired guys were walking down the street in Ft. Meyers ,
Florida, when they saw a sign: "Old Timer's Bar - All drinks - 10 cents!"
They looked at each other and went in, thinking this is too good to be true. The old bartender said in a voice that carried across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, Gentlemen?"
All four asked for martinis. In short order, the bartender mixed four iced martinis, shaken, not stirred, and said, "That'll be 10 cents each, please."
The four men stared at the bartender for a moment, looked at each other...then paid the 40 cents. After the second round, which also cost them under a dollar, their curiosity got the best of them.
Finally, one of the men said, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for only a dime a piece?"
"Well, I'm a retired tailor from Boston, and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the lottery for $50 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime, wine, liquor, beer, all the same."
"Wow, that's quite a story," said one of the men.
As they continued to sip their martinis, they couldn't help
noticing that the three guys at the end of the bar didn't have drinks in front of them and hadn't ordered anything all the time they were there. One of the men gestured toward the guys with no drinks and asked the bartender, "What's with the non-drinkers?"
"Oh, they're from California. They're waiting for happy hour at 5 o'clock when the drinks are half price."