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By Ann - / Saturday 21 January 2017 12:57 / Latvia - Riga
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By  egnur_mas  |  14

I don't see the FML here, you made an adult decision of which many people couldn't or wouldn't. You don't need alcohol to have a good time. Good on you OP. Disclaimer: I am not in any way against the consumption of alcohol but I know what it's like to live with someone who drinks too much.

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By  egnur_mas  |  14

I don't see the FML here, you made an adult decision of which many people couldn't or wouldn't. You don't need alcohol to have a good time. Good on you OP. Disclaimer: I am not in any way against the consumption of alcohol but I know what it's like to live with someone who drinks too much.

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  Kaalschneid  |  21

...I feel this comment would be better if it was more directly, yet still subtly, calling the bartender a virgin. Which, OP said he was hot, so it kinda seemed "I told him I'm pregnant, but wanted him" vs "I quit drinking recently." Which, if he couldn't be adult enough about your decision, he'd be pretty immature, and probably not too smart of a pursuit, but to each their own.

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  Kaalschneid  |  21

...I feel this comment would be better if it was more directly, yet still subtly, calling the bartender a virgin. Which, OP said he was hot, so it kinda seemed "I told him I'm pregnant, but wanted him" vs "I quit drinking recently." Which, if he couldn't be adult enough about your decision, he'd be pretty immature, and probably not too smart of a pursuit, but to each their own.

By  neuronerd  |  27

Bartenders typically hate making mojitos, so it may have been more that you ordered something complicated than that you weren't drinking, or that going through that work for a virgin drink seemed off putting to him. That said, he's a bartender, and if the bar serves mojitos, it's his job to make them, and he shouldn't have said anything. I just hope you tipped accordingly for the complexity of the drink.

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  neuronerd  |  27

Another possibility, he didn't get how drinking sugar water with mint would seem palatable. The rum typically cuts the sweetness a bit. He could have just thought your drink order seemed gross.

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  cocacola999  |  26

That's also what I was thinking. Also, in some more pretentious circles mojitos are getting a bit of a reputation for being 'mainstream' - like cosmopolitan when Sex and the City was on. If it was a posh bar with many special cocktails, he could have considered OP 'boring' - because of 'mojito', not because of 'virgin'.

By  Enslaved  |  36

I don't expect everyone to understand but as a bartender myself, I can vouch that mojitos are one of the top 10 drinks hated by bartenders to make. And since there's no alcohol in it, means that most can only charge the price they would for a soda. Don't take it personal, OP the bartender couldn't care less whether you were drinking or not, he just cared about how much work he had to do to get your 30 cent tip.

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  kirkaygri  |  17

I don't understand the issue with making a mojito? I'd think it'd take less time than a lot of drinks to make? If mint and lime are in the garnish tray, it shouldn't take long at all. I usually try to keep it under 3 ingredients when ordering at a bar but I've seen people come in and order the weirdest things with like 10 different things in it and that can take forever to mix.

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  Demon_of_Light  |  25

Be that as it may, it was very unprofessional of the bartender to hassle OP for the drink choice. If you can't handle making the drinks that are on the menu without complaining to the customers who order them, perhaps you shouldn't be a bartender.

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