Overheard on a recent night…
BARTENDER: Hey, what can I get you?
PATRON [an older gentleman, the self-appointed leader of a group of six]: I’ll have, ah, two Spotted Cows…
PATRON: And a Coors Light…
BARTENDER: I’m sorry, no Coors Light. Only Wisconsin beers. I’ve got Miller Lite, Leinie’s Light, and Pabst Light.
PATRON: Oh. Hm. Uh… [turns] Hey Jerry! No Coors Light! [indistinct muttering]
BARTENDER: Let me get those Spotted Cows for you. [moments later] Okay, what else?
PATRON: A Bud Light! And…
BARTENDER: Whoa, sorry. No Bud Light. Only Wisconsin beers.
PATRON: You just said you had Bud Light!
BARTENDER: I said I had Miller Lite, Leinie’s Light, and Pabst Light.
PATRON: But you said Bud.
BARTENDER: I… no. [deep breath] For light beer, I have Miller Lite. I have Leinie’s Light. I have Pabst Light.
PATRON: Oh. [turns] Jerry! Miller Lite? [turns back] Miller Lite.
BARTENDER: You got it. Anything else?
PATRON: Yah, a couple’a old sweet fashioneds, brandy!
BARTENDER: Close enough.