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July 26, 2007

A bartender's secret weapon

Last night, bartender who works at a North Charles Street watering hole told me why you should never get on a bartender's bad side.

This bartender used to work at a coffee shop, where a guy kept being really rude to her. So one day, she brought in a little bottle of Visine and squirted it into his coffee.

I don't know if this really works or not, but she said it makes for one monster case of diarrhea. And she's not afraid of dosing someone else, should she need to.

So, the next time you're getting ready to yell at your bartender, remember: They're in charge of what you're drinking.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:43 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


that bartender should be VERY careful because it can also cause low blood pressure and cardiac arrest... I think that would be called negligent homicide. I guess 5-10yrs may be worth 'getting even'

I concur, visene is extremely poisonous!! i've been told that if there IS a good way to die, this isn't it!

Ever seen Wedding Crashers?...that's a good depiction of the Visine prank

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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