Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/16/2016
“Hey, Frankie, it’s Jerry,” is how my best friend greeted me
when he called me this afternoon. “Jason, Bobby, Stephen and Vinny are all
going “bar-hopping” tonight because it’s their last chance at summer before everyone
heads back to college on Thursday. Want to come? All the girls are coming”
“You know me, Jerry. I’m always ready to hang with the guys,
except as you know, I don’t drink.”
“I know, Frankie, and we all respect you for that. You can
be our designated driver then.”
Later that night I had picked up the guys and we headed to
the “Dirty-Dog” Traven on Tremont Street. No sooner had we entered the traven
then Vinny yelled to the bartender, “Three pitchers of Bud, Sammy,” as he lead
us to two tables in the side of the traven. A few minutes later, Julia, our
waitress, deliver to our table three pitchers of Bud. As everyone began pouring
their beers Vinny looked to me and said, “Sorry, Frankie. I’ll order you something
“I’ll get it myself,” I replied out of frustration as I got
up and headed towards the bar.
“What’s the matter, Frankie?” the bartender asked as I “bellied-up”
to the bar. “You don’t like Bud,” he added.
“I don’t drink, Sammy.”
“A nice Irish boy named Francis O’Malley, doesn’t drink?” Silence
filled the air for a moment then Sammy stated, “OK, I respect that. “
“What can I get you, Frankie?”
“I just have a coffee, if you don’t mind.”
“I’ll do one better than that, Frankie,” Sammy stated. “I’ll
be back in about two minutes.”
A few minutes later Sammy arrive back at the bar and placed
a medium sized styroform container in front of me. “Here’s your coffee,” he
said. “Except it Kemosabe iced chocolate Irish cream flavored coffee.” Looking
apologetic for the embarrassment he caused, he added, “I thought what else for
a nice irish boy but Irish cream flavored coffee.”
“Thanks, Sammy,” I replied with a smile on my face. “And
thanks for your understanding.”
“What’s in the container?” Bobby called out as he saw me
approaching the table.
“It’s Kemosabe iced chocolate Irish cream flavored coffee,”
I replied, as I pulled out my chair to take my seat.
No sooner had I opened the container than the aroma from the
chocolate Irish cream flavored coffee filled the air. “Boy, that certainly
smells, delicious,” Stephen injected.
Sensing that I was receiving too much attention because I
don’t drink alcohol, Jerry stood and raised his glass, “A toast to our summer.
It was a good one filled with memories that I know all of us will cherish. My
you all have a good year in school. Cheers!”
“I’ll know I’ll have a good year in school,” Jason added. “I’m
going to make sure that I have plenty of Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee on
“I’ll second that,” Vinny added.
“To Kemosabe flavored coffee,” I loudly stated, raising my
container of chocolate irish cream flavored coffee.
“To Kemosabe,” my friends all replied as they raised their
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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