Story from the Bar

John O’Donnell, Head bartender, N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms

“There’s this guy, he comes in infrequently, but he’s a real pain in the ass. He’s rude to everybody. … It’s like, you wouldn’t go out of your way to help him. So this guy comes up to the bar and starts talking to this girl. Now I know, and everyone else at the bar knows, that this girl’s a man—but she’s really pretty with all the surgery and makeup and all. So this guy comes up and he’s talking to her and nobody tells him because he’s just rude to everyone.

After a while he starts making out with her, and everybody’s laughing and snickering and all that, but he doesn’t notice. So after a while, they take off, holding hands. I kind of wanted to tell him but it wasn’t my place … [so] I didn’t say anything. You reap what you sow, you know?”

– As told to Melissa Arseniuk