When I was a bartender, my friend Casey and I came up with an entertaining game to pass the time. It began with our fascination in watching the look on Frenchmen’s faces directly after taking a shot of alcohol. Well, I suppose it’s not fair to say just Frenchmen. We were watching all of them-English, Irish, American, French, Italian (Casey, I know you remember the Italian), Slavic, you name it-we watched it.
We were both tending bar and had rows of alcohol at our disposal. So naturally, we played around with different shot varieties and got ourselves into random mischief, usually at the expense of one of our male patrons. It was during a rather slow evening when we poured out shots of whiskey and watched two of our regulars take them. Immediately their faces were forged into combinations of pleasure and disgust. The squinted eyes, the wrinkled nose, the long exhale. The beating of a fist on the bar, a grunt from one-it was all very primate-esque.
It only took seconds after our laughter subsided to come up with the game.
You see, we had discovered the parallels of the post-shot face, and the o-face. That’s right boys, we were watching your faces each time we happily delivered free shots to see what would happen to your eyes, mouths, noses, and all other animated features during sex.
The next time you’re bored at a bar, I highly suggest you try it out. Only, don’t tell anyone what you’re up to, just sit back and enjoy the show. Works on both sexes. Doesn’t bode well for those who dry-heave, cough, burp, or get teary-eyed.