Ever hopeful…

A bartender is standing behind the bar when Our Hero comes stumbling in the front door. He wobbles up to the bar, stabilizes himself, and asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender, being responsible, responds “I’m sorry buddy, but you seem to have had enough to drink.” The drunk, disappointed, stumbles out of the bar.

Five minutes later the same man comes falling through the side entrance, zigzags up to the bar and asks the bartender again for a drink. The bartender, puzzled, says “I’m sorry, but I’ve already told you I can’t serve anyone who is already intoxicated.” The man raises his head to look at the bartender, gives a drunken sigh, and stumbles out the bar.

About a half-hour later, the bartender hears a bunch of noise from the kitchen. Pots crashing, cooks yelling, and all sorts of racket. Sure enough, in slips the same drunk. Makes his way slowly to the bar. Takes a deep breath, sighs, and asks the bartender “May I Please have a stiff drink?” The bartender finally becoming annoyed with this man explains “Listen, I’ve already told you, there’s no way I’m going to give you a drink. You’re drunk!”

The man raises his head and with one eye closed, focused on the bartender, says “How many bars do you work at anyway!”