Standing outside of the bar during the busy part of the night you get to hear a lot of excuses. They're usually all excuses as to why they should be let into the establishment before the other 40 to 50 people that are waiting in line to get in. Here's just a few of them.
"I'm really good friends with the bartender." - Really? Maybe you should know their name or call them to come let you in.
"The bar manager is expecting me so we can talk about pricing." - Really? You should probably do that during non-business hours. Oh, and what's the manager's name?
"I'm a really cute girl and I only have 3 guy friends with me." - If your cute enough, I'll let you in. Your 3 guy friends can go wait in line.
"Do you do anything for 'industry'?" - I do help out industry people. It does depend on where you work and if I've heard of it. If I haven't heard of it then there's not much I can do. If other employees talk about it I'll try to help you out.
A group of 5 guys. - Unless you got at least $60 or more to grease the wheels, I'm not doing anything for you.
A group of ladies. - I'll try to get you in. Everything moves faster with a little grease.
A group of attractive, scantily clad ladies. - You'll be in within minutes.
"I used to work here and just want to check it out." - Look through the window as you wait in line. If I've never worked with you, you've never worked here.
"You know me man, I'm here all the time." - Doesn't matter how often your here if your not a friend of the establishment. There are still people waiting.
One of the best lines I've heard so far is the most obvious one to date.
A little waif of a girl came walking up to me during the busiest part of the night. With her big doe eyes she looked up at me and leaned into me. "Hi, is Mike here?"
"I'm sorry hun. I haven't seen Mike all night. Can I help you?"
"Well... Mike told me that if it was busy to just come up to him and he would get me right in. So I just wanted to see him."
"Well, I haven't seen him all night. Sorry, but your gonna have to wait a little while."
"It's ok." Then she went to the end of the line and waited. After 20 minutes she made it to the front of the line and I asked her for her i.d. After I looked at her i.d. and gave it back to her, she asked "What's your name?"
"My name's Mike, hun."
She dropped her head and walked into the establishment.