1. Sunday, December 28, 2003

    Steph, Tell Me About Your Job 

    VBugn: my boss is crazy and there are crazy people running around

    VBugn: they filmed a porn there one day

    VBugn: and a rap video another day

    VBugn: last night there were two fights

    VBugn: and two different girls running around in see through shirts with no bras on

    VBugn: and one night we got raided for underage drinking and all the bartenders got arrested for serving to minors, but I wasn’t a bartender yet

    me: are you a bartender now?

    VBugn: yeah

    VBugn: cause the girls who got arrested didn’t want to work there anymore

    me: why would two girls wear see through shirts and no bras?

    VBugn: I don’t know they just were

    VBugn: and they didn’t know eachother, it just happened that way

    me: i hear miami can be quite nudey

    VBugn: yeah there is a lot of it

    me: do guys get nude too?

    VBugn: South Beach is a topless beach, and there is an all nude beach a few miles up

    VBugn: but as for walking down the street, I haven’t seen any naked boys, just girls

    me: you said in your 100 Things that you were in a porn

    me: was it the one you just wrote about?

    VBugn: yeah I was an extra

    me: were you naked?

    VBugn: no i was bartending

    VBugn: and trying to hide my face

    steph and lolame: are underage drinkers good tippers?

    VBugn: no

    VBugn: but we don’t cater to the classiest crowd, so there aren’t a lot of good tippers

    me: how long have you been bartending there?

    VBugn: just since October

    me: how often do you get hit on a night?

    VBugn: asked for my number? About 10

    VBugn: Told I am beautiful? Maybe 50

    VBugn: It gets worse as the night goes on

    VBugn: and I have learned that I can’t tell anyone that I have aboyfriend, cause then they stop giving me their money

    me: you have a boyfriend?

    me: interview over!

    me: if you didnt have a live-in boyfriend, how many of those 10 guys a night would you give your number out to?

    VBugn: Ohh none, cause one time I did give out my phone number, and I dont remember to who, but I am still getting harassing phone calls every weekend

    VBugn: “Hey baby I want to lick your muff” type phone calls

    VBugn: So I learned my lesson there

    VBugn: and I got propositioned for a threesome by one table in VIP when I was doing bottle service

    me: niiiice

    VBugn: “My girlfriend wants to take you home with us”

    me: were they hot?

    VBugn: the girl was, but the boy had some long hair mullet type thing going

    me: rejected because of his mullet

    VBugn: someone should let him know

    me: i thought half of miami still had mullets

    VBugn: I think they progressed out of the eighties a few years ago

    me: what are your work hours?

    VBugn: from 10PM till five or six AM

    VBugn: but by the time I leave I am generally pretty buzzed and we go out after

    me: where can you go at 6am?

    VBugn: Downtown they have afterhours clubs that are open till 2PM

    me: thats insane

    VBugn: one has a really fun outside room where you can go out and the sun comes up and they are blaring techno and its great

    VBugn: yeah, kinda crazy

    VBugn: but fun

    me: whats been the best night for you working, tip-wise?

    VBugn: I made about $300

    me: very nice!

    me: whats been the worst?

    VBugn: Oh when we first opened

    VBugn: We would have some nights when three people walked in the front door

    me: what is bottle service? hustling people to see if they want bottles of champagne?

    VBugn: yeah or bottle of vodka or anything else

    VBugn: a bottle of Absolut goes for $180 plus 20% tip

    me: how many bottles will people buy in a night?

    VBugn: Um, a bunch? My girl Elaina does the bottle service and on a good night she will leave with around $500 or $600

    VBugn: And we have some guys come in, friends with the owners, and they love to give away $100 tips at a time

    me: meet any famous people?

    VBugn: not at work, unless you count some no name rappers whose names i can’t remember

    VBugn: and the porn stars, of course

    me: nice

    VBugn: I almost forgot, people ask me for drugs all the time at work- “Hey, bartender, do you know where I could get some E?”

    VBugn: and someone from work brought me and one other girl to a swingers club with some super rich guys cause they needed girls to be able to get in

    me: wow!

    VBugn: and we immediately left, but still, I accompanied my coworkers to a swingers club

    me: were the people normal lookin?

    VBugn: My coworker stayed

    VBugn: very normal looking

    VBugn: you had to be in a towel

    VBugn: and there were just people fucking, and other people watching and there was porn playing

    VBugn: it was surreal
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    VBugn: and I was WAY too sober

    me: your coworker must be insane?

    VBugn: completely

    VBugn: and married

    VBugn: but he lives in the club during the weekends

    VBugn: doesn’t have a house in South Beach, just lives in an office with his brothers during the weekends

    VBugn: four of them in one office

    VBugn: I remembered all this stuff while I was at work tonight and thought “Oh I Have to remember to tell Tony”

    me: what if you walked into that swingers club with a disease?

    VBugn: I don’t know

    VBugn: I honestly don’t know. I looked around and ran back out the front door.

    me: if you just wanted to get naked and join in would anyone have stopped you?

    VBugn: nope

    me: then that place is dangerous

    VBugn: I think so too

    me: ok, i think this concludes Tell Me About Your Job

    me: thank you for playing

    me: was there anything youd like to add?

    VBugn: thanks for asking

    VBugn: before this i worked at TGI Fridays

    VBugn: “Hi my name is Stephanie and I will be your server today”

    me: i think i would be more likely to hit on you there than at a bar

    VBugn: and I had someone thrown out for saying that he wanted to suck on my tittie milk

    me: THAT WAS ME!

    VBugn: yeah, you are normal

    VBugn: Oh shit! SorryTOny.

    VBugn: Why didn’t you say anything?

    me: i thought youd forgotten

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