1888 Bartender's Manual by Theodore Proulx (Revised Edition)

5 was born and educated for a much higher sphere of life , for it is notorious that society in general looks down upon bartenders as beings of an inferior degree, while the fact is that among them can be found as fine and good men, mentally and morally, as adorn any othe r profession, not excepting either the pulpit or the bar. BEARI NG BEHIND THE BAR. I would -like to see a neat-looking man, with his hair close cut, freshly shaven face, clothed in a white jacke t or vest, with a white neckti e or light-colored cravat, and a smile of g reeting upon his countenance, denoting a welcome to every entering customer. \Nhen not busy the bartender should stand erect, with fold ed arms, or if that becomes tiresome, walk to and fro, but always with an eye to business, being sure that no one is waiting to be served. He should keep his _eyes on the front of the bar, either by watch– ing the mirror, if his back be turned, or otherwise. H e should never allow the counter to remain wet, or the bottles or decanters empty. Do not allow your place of business to become a rendezvous for your fri e nds to converse with you upon your personal affairs, lest your empl,oye r might think tha t you were liabl e to neglect your business. When off duty it would be bette r to abse nt yourself from the place; by

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