"I haven't seen you in a while."
I figured the bartender at Pacific Grill was just being friendly. Truth is, I hadn't been into the restaurant since December. We schmoozed. He told me about his recent fishing trip. I told him about my San Juan Islands trip.
When I left, I gave a waive and a friendly "Thank you, sir."
"Thanks, Ed," he said. "Have a good night."
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A few days later, I returned to Pacific Grill, whereupon a different bartender asked, "Is this your first time here?"