old timers bar

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This afternoon, four old retired Lawton guys (you might know them) are driving east on D Avenue, going to Central Mall to walk. Passing 11th, the driver sees a new sign over a doorway that says, Old Timer's Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents. The driver pulls into a parking slot in front of the store. They look at the sign, look at each other, get out of the car, and go in, thinking this is too god to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, Gentlemen?" There seems to be a fully stocked bar. Each of the fellows orders a martini.

In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis... shaken, not stirred, and says, "That'll be 10 cents each, please."

The four men stare at the bartender for a moment... then look at each other. They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their drinks, and order another round.

About this time seven elderly men enter the establishment, go to the farthest end of the bar, take a seat on the last seven stools, and just sit there.

The bartender brings four more excellent martinis to the four saying, "That's 40 cents, please."

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand. They have each had two martinis, and so far they have spent less than one dollar between them.

Finally one of the men says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?"

"I'm retired military." the bartender said, "I always wanted to own a bar like the one my dad worked at when I was a kid. Last year I hit the Lottery jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime...wine, liquor, beer, it's all the same."

"Wow!!!! That's quite a story," says one of the men.

The four of them sipped at their martinis and wondered about the seven old fellows at the end of the bar who didn't have drinks in front of them and hadn't ordered anything the whole time they were there. One gestures at the seven guys and and asks the bartender, "What's with them?"

The bartender says, "Oh, them? They just come over from the Senior Citizens Center and are waiting for Happy Hour, when drinks are half price."