1/28/2013 12:01 PM
That wasn't the question.   Which is more important to you?

When you're on the interstate, a capable driver behind the wheel of the truck that's coming up behind you.
Or, when you're in a bar, do you want a capable bartender pouring your beer.
1/28/2013 12:02 PM
Posted by The Taint on 1/28/2013 11:59:00 AM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/28/2013 11:09:00 AM (view original):
I'm pretty sure pouring a beer isn't a difficult task so I'm wondering what the MAST permit ensures.   Why can't you answer a simple question?
Why are you fascinated with what I do? It's kind of creepy. I caught the sexual innuendo you slid in there about the head but I ignored it. Mike, are you coming on to me?
Are you ashamed of what you do?   If not, why not answer some questions about it?
1/28/2013 12:03 PM
Posted by The Taint on 1/28/2013 11:59:00 AM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/28/2013 11:09:00 AM (view original):
I'm pretty sure pouring a beer isn't a difficult task so I'm wondering what the MAST permit ensures.   Why can't you answer a simple question?
Why are you fascinated with what I do? It's kind of creepy. I caught the sexual innuendo you slid in there about the head but I ignored it. Mike, are you coming on to me?
I think you're right. Maybe he has a bartender fetish. He dreams of stopping mid-haul at a bar in upstate New York during a blizzard and allowing the male bartender to "warm him up."
1/28/2013 12:05 PM
I guess sometimes a truck stop gigolo just won't do.
1/28/2013 12:16 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/28/2013 12:01:00 PM (view original):
That wasn't the question.   Which is more important to you?

When you're on the interstate, a capable driver behind the wheel of the truck that's coming up behind you.
Or, when you're in a bar, do you want a capable bartender pouring your beer.
Who gives a ****? That may be your question but that's not what we're talking about. You have made reference several times to Taint's ability to make a living without a marketable skill.

Taint's skills allow him to make a better living than most truck drivers. Why? Because the ability to be a good bartender is more rare than the ability to be a good truck driver and, therefore, fetches a higher price in the labor market.
1/28/2013 12:16 PM

I don't think there should be male bartenders.   Who the hell wants some dude pouring beer?   As I said, it's not like that's a difficult task.   At least gimme some **** to look at.

1/28/2013 12:18 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 1/28/2013 12:16:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/28/2013 12:01:00 PM (view original):
That wasn't the question.   Which is more important to you?

When you're on the interstate, a capable driver behind the wheel of the truck that's coming up behind you.
Or, when you're in a bar, do you want a capable bartender pouring your beer.
Who gives a ****? That may be your question but that's not what we're talking about. You have made reference several times to Taint's ability to make a living without a marketable skill.

Taint's skills allow him to make a better living than most truck drivers. Why? Because the ability to be a good bartender is more rare than the ability to be a good truck driver and, therefore, fetches a higher price in the labor market.
Yeah, pouring beer is a difficult skill that's in high demand.

Bartenders make money thru tips.   People who are drinking are more careless with their money.   Seriously, why would anyone give someone a buck or two for opening a bottle?
1/28/2013 12:19 PM
So, yeah, I don't see "Hey, pal, want another?" and then pouring a beer as a "skill". 

I bet you could teach monkeys to do it.
1/28/2013 12:22 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/28/2013 12:18:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 1/28/2013 12:16:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/28/2013 12:01:00 PM (view original):
That wasn't the question.   Which is more important to you?

When you're on the interstate, a capable driver behind the wheel of the truck that's coming up behind you.
Or, when you're in a bar, do you want a capable bartender pouring your beer.
Who gives a ****? That may be your question but that's not what we're talking about. You have made reference several times to Taint's ability to make a living without a marketable skill.

Taint's skills allow him to make a better living than most truck drivers. Why? Because the ability to be a good bartender is more rare than the ability to be a good truck driver and, therefore, fetches a higher price in the labor market.
Yeah, pouring beer is a difficult skill that's in high demand.

Bartenders make money thru tips.   People who are drinking are more careless with their money.   Seriously, why would anyone give someone a buck or two for opening a bottle?
It's not just pouring beer. Or have you never been to a bar? There's a certain personality and level of service required of a good bartender, that's why they make so much in tips. Not everyone has that. More people have the skills required to drive trucks.
1/28/2013 12:23 PM
Maybe not.

1/28/2013 12:25 PM
Are you taint's lawyer or spokesperson?   Because you seem more impressed with his "skill" than he is.
1/28/2013 12:28 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/28/2013 12:25:00 PM (view original):
Are you taint's lawyer or spokesperson?   Because you seem more impressed with his "skill" than he is.
It's interesting to me. You belittle him for having a job he loves, claim to not drive a truck, but then want to spend time defending the trucker side of the trucker vs bartender debate you started.
1/28/2013 12:29 PM
I think you might be a little jealous.
1/28/2013 12:32 PM
I said I was impressed that he found a way to make a living with no education or marketable skills.   That's a compliment.

Jealous? No.   I'll sit in my office, "work" a few hours per day, keep "normal" hours and avoid dealing with drunks unless I choose to join them.
1/28/2013 12:35 PM
But I do feed the machine.    Was out for less than 3 hours on Friday.   Tab was $66 and change.   I gave a $33something tip to make it an even hundred.   So my FEMALE bartender made over $11 an hour from me alone for pouring me a few beers. 
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