There’s something just a bit defensive about the bartender’s statement. “A number of my customers. Not a significant number, perhaps, but enough that it’s worthwhile for me to keep a selection of dishes on hand. It’s really not unusual—after all, I have a variety of glasses for different cocktails, several kinds of glassware for the appropriate beer styles. Why wouldn’t I have dishes as well?”
Mouthless Joe doesn’t even really care. He’s just wondering what that damn cat is staring at.