Bartender: Watch out for in-laws
Michael Size answered a few questions about his job as bartender at the Savoy Restaurant and Bar in Scranton. Size had been tending bar at the Savoy since 1939.
Asked about his job, Size said, “In addition to knowing how to mix thousands of drinks, a good bartender has to be a little bit lawyer, doctor, minister, policeman and marriage counselor.”
When it comes to listening to customers about their problems, he said, “People talk about all kinds of problems, but the one problem that far outnumbers all the rest is in-law trouble.”
Ask what people like to drink at the Savoy, he said the most popular drink served “is the good old shot and beer chaser — a boilermaker.”