|A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a beer. The bartender complies and gives him a tall glass. The man tastes the beer, wrinkles his face and yells, "What the heck is this?? This beer is not even cold!". The bartender shrugs it off and says, "take it or leave it. That'll be 3 dollars." The man, very upset doesn't think the beer is worth 3 cent much less 3 dollars and is hesitant to pay. He then remembers that he had several rolls of dimes in his pocket that he picked up from the bank before he came to the bar. Remembering this, he reaches into his pocket, pulls 3 dollars worth of dimes from their wrapper and throws them on the floor next to the bartender and walks out. The bartender is extremely upset by the man's actions, but has no choice other than to pick up all the dimes and add them to the till.|
The next day, the same man enters the bar and asks, once again for a beer. The bartender recognizes him and is not thrilled about this patron returning to his bar. Against his better judgement, he serves him up yet another warm beer. The man again screams in disgust, drinks the beer and like before, throws three dollars worth of dimes at the bartender's feet. Enraged, the bartender throws the man out and tells him never to return. The man leaves and the bartender methodically retrieves every dime to add to the till.
The very next day the man returns, but before the bartender has a chance to evict him, the man pleads, "I'm sorry, please don't throw me out. I've just been having a bad week, I've lost my job, my wife left me and I don't know what I'm going to do. I feel terrible about what I've done to you and I promise I won't do it again". The bartender, thinking for a moment, decides to give him another chance after feeling a bit of pity for the man. As usual, he orders a beer. Still warm, but this time no complaints from the man are heard. To his amazement, the bartender receives a crisp 5 dollar bill from the man for the drink. Eventhough the man has seemingly turned over a new leaf, the bartender still can't help but remember what the man did to him the past couple of days and does not think it should go unpunished. The bartender takes the 5 dollar bill and returns his 2 dollars in change in the same fashion the patron had...in dimes thrown at the man's feet. At this point the bartender feels full of himself and is anxious to watch the man bend down and pick up 20 dimes from all around the barroom floor like he had to do himself. The man looks down at the coins on the floor, thinks for a moment, reaches into his pocket and pulls out 1 dollars worth of dimes and throws them again at the feet of the bartender. Smiling, the man looks up at the confused bartender's face and says, "Give me another beer."
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