Don't tread on me
"For a while, my barback and I would work the bar on Tuesdays, and it wasn't always busy. So, we would get weird with it and unilaterally turn Tuesdays into Camo Tuesdays. We would only play Rambo movies on the TVs, dress in camo, and sell camo cans of Old Milwaukee on special for a buck each. We didn't ask the management about any of this. Our boss never came in on Tuesdays, but of course, he showed up one random day. He was like, 'What the hell is this?'
We just said that we thought 'this was a company thing,' which doesn't really make sense any way you slice it. He just left. Except, it turned out that the boss was a veteran, so on the following Camo Tuesday he showed up with some of his military friends. The bar wasn't too busy, so they spent the night yelling at us, calling us 'soldier,' ordering ridiculous drinks, telling us to 'drop and give me 20,' and generally making things difficult. It was pretty hilarious, but we didn't do Camo Tuesdays after that."
- Kelley S., Logan Square