Sunday, April 02, 2006

Get me an SOB, you SOB!

My friends and I were at a wedding recently where they had an open bar.

I've tried a few beverages, but my favorite is Sex on the Beach. Not because I'm 15 and think it's cool to say the word "sex." I'm over that. I hear it all day in Brooklyn College, and on TV, so I'm not at that stage where I order the drink just so I can sound cool and say that word.

When I told my friends my beverage of choice, and that I was bashful of ordering it, one friend suggested I request an SOB. My initial reaction was, "why offend the bartender?"
In my world, SOB means a Son of a B****, which is quite offensive.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather order a "Sex on the Beach" over a "Son of a B" anyday.

17 Comments:

At 4/02/2006 3:17 PM, Anonymous J said...

You're such a dork... :-)

 
At 4/02/2006 8:24 PM, Blogger Amishav said...

You will get over this eventually.

 
At 4/03/2006 7:53 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

Why not ask the caterer to hire a barman giving his drinks more neutral names?

 
At 4/03/2006 8:54 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I know I'm a dork. And I'm proud of it. Who's more dorky? The one who told me to order an SOB or the one who sucked it up and ordered a delicious drink.

Prag-that's the name of it all over. Alcoholic beverages are not supposed to have neutral names.

 
At 4/03/2006 10:09 AM, Anonymous a said said...

Ummm.... You're 20, didn't the bartender card you?

 
At 4/03/2006 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

michelle-i think you're sensitivities are somewhat misplaced. You have no problem calling the drink by a wholly inappropriate name-but are afraid you might possibly offend the bartender in the event that he may construe your order of an SOB to be relating to him...Can't you just get a different drink?

 
At 4/03/2006 3:38 PM, Blogger berel said...

Michelle, I would love to see you do that on a date with a BMG bochur..

Wonder what the Shadchans reaction would be. And yeah, arent you like only 20.

 
At 4/03/2006 3:46 PM, Anonymous Vilna Gaon said...

Math question: If Michelle has had this blog for 2 years and she continues to have it for another 2 years, how old will she be?
Hint: the answer is not 20

 
At 4/04/2006 6:21 AM, Blogger Jewboy said...

Ummmm...don't know about you all, but I ordered plenty of drinks at weddings before I was 21. They don't always card.
Anon-Come off your high horse. The drink is called Sex on the Beach everywhere, ordering it by name is not a bid deal at all.

 
At 4/04/2006 9:15 PM, Anonymous Tom Delay said...

I could use a stiff drink right now... on the rocks, thanks

 
At 4/05/2006 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jewboy-i am not on a any horse-just trying to preserve some of the morals from the days of old...yes that's what the drink's called everywhere-but so what, look at the rest of the world today, were to follow what "goes on everywhere"-woe unto us...

 
At 4/05/2006 11:41 AM, Anonymous Frumteens Moderator said...

Well, the hall is noisy so you could ask for a [mumble] on the beach, or a six on the beach, or a stix on the beach or a ex on the beach or a sec on the beach or anything like that.
In this fashion all your problems are solved.
Enjoy your SOB

 
At 4/05/2006 7:58 PM, Blogger lost99 said...

Michelle, I love weddings for that reason, and that reason only. Who wants to ask random pp from HS what theyre 'going for' in college.. AGAIN. It's either the therapies or psy. Onwards. Drinking @ weddings is my fav pastime. Waterdowned drinks to the max. And they do not card. And my friend and her husband are currently 20, and have a 6mth old baby. They still can't order drinks. *giggle.

 
At 4/07/2006 4:53 AM, Blogger Jewboy said...

Anon-If this is our worst problem, we're in good shape. There are a lot bigger problems that deserve your attention.

 
At 4/07/2006 7:21 AM, Blogger MUST Gum Addict said...

Is it any better to ask for an Effen Vodka?

 
At 4/26/2006 9:48 AM, Anonymous Chani said...

Honestly, I don't really understand your issue. I definitely wouldn't be able to call the drink by its full name-call me a prude or old fashioned or immature, but I just can't. I would have to agree with anonymous's 2nd comment. I don't understand why you were afraid to ask for an SOB. Why would the waiter take it offensively? Is it usual for people to shorten the name to SOB or would he not know what you're talking about?

 
At 9/12/2006 3:48 PM, Blogger HilaHoney said...

I can certainly see why you wouldn't want the bartender to think you're being rude, but I think he would understand if you said "May I have an SOB, please?" However, if this does make you uncomfortable and you really don't want to call the drink by its full name, you could ask for a SOTB, because really that would be the proper way (SOB leaves out 'the') :-) And hey, maybe the bartender will just think you're really trendy and cool when you don't even bother to say the full name of the drink ;-) So posh!

-Hila

 

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