Friends from all walks of life tend to keep things interesting. Case in point, the friend who is a bartender. Our lives behind the bar shape our interests, social interactions, and our take on camaraderie. Here is what makes a friend who is a bartender a little different from your regular buddies.

1.

A normal friend will do a shot of tequila.

A friend who is a bartender will do a shot of Fernet.

2.

A normal friend would date a bartender.

A friend who is a bartender knows better than to be so foolish.

3.

A normal friend will ask a bartender to charge their cell phone.

A friend who is a bartender will let that cell phone die, rather than bothering another bartender.

4.

A normal friend will order a glass of rosé.

A friend who is a bartender will order a glass of orange wine.

5.

A normal friend will text you back right away.

A friend who is a bartender will start to text you at work, get distracted by customers, then forget for several days that they never replied.

6.

A normal friend may not get along with some of your other friends.

A friend who is a bartender can and will talk to anyone.

7.

A normal friend will order a cocktail at a packed bar.

A friend who is a bartender will order the easiest drink for the bartender to make.

8.

A normal friend will tip 20 percent if the service was good.

A friend who is a bartender will tip 20 percent even if the service was terrible.

9.

A normal friend will have a beer with you on a Saturday night.

A friend who is a bartender will take you out dancing until 4:00 AM on a random Tuesday.

10.

A normal friend will invite you over for a Fourth of July BBQ.

A friend who is a bartender will beg you to visit them for the slowest shift of the year on Fourth of July.

11.

A normal friend will complain about going on Tinder dates.

A friend who is a bartender will complain about serving Tinder dates and provide you with excellent survival tips.

12.

A normal friend will make plans a month in advance.

A friend who is a bartender will text you an hour before to see if you want to get dinner.

13.

A normal friend will invite you out to a bar on their day off just to get out of the house and meet new people.

A friend who is a bartender will invite you over on their day off so they don’t have to leave their house or talk to strangers.