Jim and Jackie, the other two bartenders (who were married to each other), taught me the value of a clean bar, a good game of darts, and a tall glass of whiskey and coke. Pour yourself a Coke at the beginning of your shift. First whiskey drink you make, give your glass a nudge. Keep it filled like that all night and you won't get tired or tense. Jackie had a lot of bad tattoos, was a self-professed fence-sitter, and could break up a fight just by looking at you funny.

Good night, Jackie.

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