Nancy’s bar

Badly decorated bar

Copyright-Ted Strutz

Oh hello honey.  Good to see ya, place’s been dead all afternoon so hopefully serving you’ll break up the monotony in here.  What’ll ya have?  You look all dressed up in your pencil skirt and your new shoes and your jacket; you just come from work?  Oh, job interview was it?  How did that go?  That bad huh?  Oh well, don’t worry hon, you’ll get another chance later.  What’s that?  You like the décor here do ya?  Well you’re the first one to say that in a long time, hell, maybe ever!  Hey, ya wanna work here for a while?


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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26 Responses to Nancy’s bar

  1. sometimes ya can just be in the wrong place at the right time.
    nice one. Randy

  2. vb holmes says:

    Maybe she’ll bring a little class to the place–sounds like it could use some.

  3. Sandra says:

    Great monologue, dripping character. I can still hear her…

  4. I imagine her popping gum in the best 50’s style, cracking it every so often. One of my s-i-l’s name is Nancy, so that made it even funnier, since she’s nothing like this.


  5. Delightful / ya never know miss pencil skirt may add some glass

  6. I’ve run bars and that an interesting looking one indeed. I imagine her a northern working in London, the bar says city probably just out of Soho. As usual I like:)

  7. Lily Mugford says:

    I love that we only hear one side of the conversation but know the story… well done.

  8. Mystikel says:

    Imaginator, I think that’s you Nancy has painted on the wall behind her bar.
    And here you thought she was your muse.

  9. Well done; convincing monologue!

  10. Lovely bit of dialogue. I learnt a lot about her from the narrator. Great stuff.

  11. Hiring bar-tenders seems easy enough… and the interior looks nice 🙂

  12. A lot of character in the monologue. I can picture Nancy.

  13. zookyworld says:

    Neat conversation hearing it from just the bartender’s side of things… and hey, there’s hope for the woman after the bad interview!

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