Let's talk Jell-O shots
Kevin's comment about the lewdly named Jell-O shots at Lil' Phil's got me thinking. We've never really discussed Jell-O shots on Midnight Sun. Why is that?
If I remember correctly (and I don't always remember correctly when Jell-O shots are involved), the only time I've ever had Jell-O shots at a Baltimore bar was the Light Street Station episode. That's when the pregnant bartender offered my friends and me Jell-O shots. She even told us the proper way to consume them:
"All you do is lick, slurp and suck," she said ...
Jell-O shots are exotic. That's part of their appeal. Also, they are almost always a surprise. You rarely suspect Jell-O shots, until a server brings around a big tray of them. How many other drinks are randomly delivered?
Bars benefit bigtime from Jell-O shots, too. There is no way for the customers to know how much liquor is in the shots, which means the bartenders really don't have to put much in there. Jell-O itself is so cheap and easy to make that it can't cost that much. And yet, Jell-O shots are always like $1 a piece, right? By my calculations, that's a pretty large profit margin.
Depending on how many you have (and how potent they are), Jell-O shots can be disastrous. They're so tasty, which means it's easy to knock back a few at once. All of the sudden, the room is wobbling like a big plate of --- well, you know.