A bartender called a customer about a common request many make when ordering drinks at a bar.
Jemima June, from the US, shared a TikTok video of a recent interaction with a clubgoer who repeatedly demanded “no ice” with his tequila cranberry – hoping to get more alcohol.
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As she prepared the drink, the man could be heard yelling “No ice” repeatedly over the pumping loud music.
Apparently, the customer expected June to fill his cup to the brim with more alcohol.
However, June quickly completed his request.
“There’s no ice in there,” she said as she handed him what appeared to be a half-filled cup with no ice.
“If you say, ‘No ice cream,’ that doesn’t mean you’re getting more alcohol.”
When the man tried to justify his request, June interjected, “So you want a ‘double’ tequila cranberry?”
She told the man to ask for a “double” next time as it “means you’ll get more alcohol”.
Fair or “rude”?
Their video has been viewed more than 8.6 million times – with thousands of people divided over their interaction.
“I personally don’t like ice in my drinks, that doesn’t mean I want more alcohol. Gosh, I didn’t know ice cream wasn’t that serious,” one said.
Another suggested: “What if his throat hurts and that’s why he doesn’t ask for ice cream?”
One pointed out: “The ‘No Ice’ move is one of the dumbest ‘I think I’m smart’ things people do.”
Another added: “I say ‘double no ice’ and the bartender doesn’t give me a side eye. I don’t mind paying extra, just don’t like cold drinks.”
While another said: “I asked for no ice cream and the bartender gave me a whole lecture. I was like, ‘I just don’t want my drink to be watered down’.”
Though most people agreed with June’s reaction, others suggested she was “rude” with an “attitude” toward the customer.
However, a majority of the bartenders quickly jumped to her defence.
“That! As a bartender, I felt that,” said one.
Another suggested: “She’s not rude at all. Bartenders are asked all night to over pour and give out discounts or free drinks.”
One wrote: “She literally isn’t being rude. Customers act legitimately, so they are told what it is.”
Another shared: “As a bartender in a high volume environment, that’s not even rude. It’s frustrating to get yelled at when you do what they ask.”
Biggest pet nuisance
One said: “You took the words out of my mouth, I am forever a changed person from working as a bartender.”
Another added: “This is my biggest annoyance. Okay let me clock out quick and then you do my job.”
Many bartenders slammed the critics for criticizing June’s interaction.
“The people who say you have an attitude have never worked in the industry,” said one.
Some defended the customer’s claim, with one saying: “Eligible? Of course he’s entitled, he’s paying for it, not her. You make the man the drink he orders.”
To which one replied: “And she made exactly what he ordered – and he ordered it wrong and tried to get more alcohol for free.”
While another bartender added: “It gets tiresome when so many people expect special treatment and are complete idiots.
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