Bartender branded a ‘hero’ after giving two girls note disguised as a receipt
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A bartender in St Petersburg, Florida has achieved legend status after using a stealthy trick to save two girls from being harassed.
Sharing a picture of her bartender Max, who wore a bright yellow Hawaiian shirt, Trinity raved about his subtle tactic.
"This man was harassing me and my friend and the bartender passed this note to me acting like it was my receipt!" raved Trinity.
"Legit the type of bartender everyone needs."
In the photo of Max, he's handing Trinity a mini clipboard - the kind you'd stick a receipt to - with a piece of paper on it that read: "If this guy is bothering you, put your pony tail on your other shoulder, and I will have him removed. He's giving ME the CREEPS."
"I made him pose for this after the guy left lol just to show my appreciation," Trinity later explained.
"[Max] ended up having to literally yell at the guy, he said 'you need to get tf away from these girls who clearly are not interested', and the dude said 'that was a little aggressive', and he said 'well [you're] aggressively hitting on them and you need to leave.'"
Trinity's story quickly went viral and, at the time of writing, has been liked over 200k times.
So it's no surprise that the legend himself, Max the bartender, eventually came across her tweet.
"Hey that's me! Lol," he replied.
"Fun update, the guy I kicked out Sunday night came back to the bar JUST NOW for a beer, told him I wouldn't serve him."
Max later shared some more details about the encounter on Reddit, when Trinity's story went so viral that it ended up on the forum website.
"It's something you just pick up from mentor bartenders," Max explained modestly.
"Eventually you become pretty good at reading people, body language, etc.
"This guy was giving off very weird vibes for quite a while, kept an eye on him, try to give him a chance, try to let the girls tell him no and leave it at that, but he didn't take no for an answer and kept pestering them so eventually I kind of yelled at him and made him leave lol."
He continued: "I honestly don't like yelling at customers or embarrassing people, but I find it's one of the best ways to handle creeps.
"Calling them out in front of people is usually enough to get them to turn tail and walk away.
"I just don't need my guests feeling uncomfortable."
Now, that's a real class act.