Friday, 20 March 2009
Back in college, I studied abroad in Madrid for a semester. And I'd have to say I did a lot of partying. I'd stay out until the wee hours of the morning causing my host mother to worry often. I mean, the places we went to sometimes didn't even open until midnight and closed at 6am. This is a big difference from California's usual 2am closing rule. So needless to say I spent many weekend nights at different clubs throughout the city.
It was during this time period that I came in contact with the many European female bartenders at these places. I decided I wanted to be a bartender too! I never actually became one, but while in Spain I did have fantasies about being one, grooving and dancing behind the bar, twirling bottles, pouring drinks for my waiting fans, and conversing with the locals and travelers from all over the world. At the time I was only 18. I wasn't allowed into bars back in the U.S. so my first impressions of female bartenders came from my time abroad in Europe. And so this is where I'm basing my first judgements from.
Girl bartenders in Europe rocked (not saying that U.S. ones don't)! They just oozed coolness in my opinion and I wanted to be one of them. The air of confidence they demonstrated and their socializing opportunies made me envy them in the clubs I saw them at. They danced all night behind the bar and mingled with all of us as if we'd been their friends for decades. And all that power they had...they were the ones handing out everyone's "fun juice" so of course everyone was grateful for them. If I could do it all over, I'd get my bartending license, go study abroad again, and bartend part time for extra cash while feeling extra cool myself.
What are other kinds of cool part time jobs out threre?