Kilkenny Ireland, March 2005
I went to Kyteler's last night, because some friends contacted me from there. I found them down in the courtyard, the smoking area.* I went back in and up to the bar to order myself a drink, and since it would be a Guinness, I had to wait for the double pour. I was rolling a cigarette.
A trim plain-looking fella came and stood before me behind the bar, looking managerly.
I got ejected from Kyteler's, again in April 2007....
I asked him "Am I making you nervous with this cigarette?"
He asked me "do I know you?"
I asked "are you Richie?" He said yes.
I told him "I used to work here."
"What did you do here?" he asked, but I didn't answer. He asked me to leave.
He said he didn't want to make a scene. I sat there, looking in his eyes and wondering whether or not I did want to make a scene. No, I decided; I did not.
I wheeled around on the bar stool and went downstairs to tell my buddies what was happening with me that I was leaving.
20 March 2005
*You can't smoke indoors in the workplace in Ireland, since 29 March 2004. People work in pubs; so smoking is prohibited.
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