A bartender’s note to a woman has gone viral after she shared it online.
Trinity Allie was at a bar in Florida when barman Max Gutierrez spotted she was having trouble with a man who appeared to be pestering her.
Max watched on before taking action in the most quick-thinking, genius way. Max handed Trinity and her friend a fake receipt that read, “If this guy is bothering you, put your ponytail on your other shoulder and I will have him removed. He is giving me the creeps.”
Once the guy was thrown out, Trinity made Max pose with the note and said he is “Legit the type of bartender everyone needs.”
Pretty soon, the post gained a lot of attention and the internet agreed in unison that Max is the real kind of hero that we need in our everyday lives.
As Trinity recalled the incident at the bar, she revealed that the creepy man kept pestering them and wouldn’t let them be.
“You get hit on and whatnot but some people won’t take no for an answer,” she said, as quoted by WFLA News Channel 8. She is grateful for the way Max swooped in and said, “No bartender has ever stepped in for me and that’s why I thought it was so great and everyone should hear about it.”
A few days after Max’s note was shared online, he responded to Trinity’s tweet and revealed that he had another encounter with the same guy he kicked out.
When the story made it to Reddit, some users asked whether bartenders get training “on these types of tricks to silently communicate with patrons or is it passed down via mentoring or similar?”
Max responded and said: “It’s something you just pick up from mentor bartenders. 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.”
“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,” Max added. Days after the incident, Trinity went back to the “scene of the crime” and met Max once again, according to New York Post.
According to AWM, Twitter users praised Gutierrez and the way he handled the situation.
“HERO!!!! We need more people to stand up when they see such actions! These two ladies were very lucky to have this bartender!!”
“Aww, amazing story, and it is all over the online news here in the UK too!! I think you should come on our Breakfast/chat shows over here and talk about it some more ? there definitely need to be more lovely people like him looking out for us girls and kicking out the wrong ones.”
“I hate guys who harass you and then act like YOU’RE the one out of line when you blow up at them.”