a reply to: FauxMulder
As you probably know I'm in sales so we frequently do team/group events that are supposed to build character and foster better working relationships.
As luck found us we were in Milwaukee and the two options we on the executive team decided was either a tour of the Harley factory and museum or a
tour and beer tasting at the Miller factory. Being that all sales people are drunks the overwhelming choice was the Miller plant.
We all arrive and begin the tour of the Miller Brewing plant, traveling from the grain intake area all the way to the final brewing and bottling
stage. The final stop is the original aging cave under the plant that has now been converted into a bar and tasting room. As a tour guest you get to
saample three beers for free with the provided vouchers.
Since our group was so large we ended up at five tables. The server we assigned, a young black guy, drops off some pretzels and mustard and then hands
out the available beer list. Being someone who avoids mass produced beer I didnt bother to look at the menu since I figured Miller must make something
approaching the types of beer I like.
We're sitting there munching on pretzels and talking sales person stuff when the young guy comes back and everyone starts with a Miller Genuine while
I ask for a Miller Dark and toss down all my vouchers. Not paying attention I go back to 'educating' my team on whatever crap they needed to hear me
pontificate on. After a few minutes everyone gets their beer except me.
I'm looking around and can't find the kid so I starting saying to the table that he must of forgot. One of my team says, 'You know there's no such
thing as a 'Miller Dark', right?"
And I say, "What are you talking about? I saw a commerical for that crap during the football game."
He replies, "I think you meant Michelob Dark."
And I say, "No genius, it was Miller."
And he says, "No genius, there is no such thing."
So, being that know-it-all I am I head over to the bar and ask the guy pouring drafts if I could get a dark beer. As he starts to say that they do not
in fact manufacture a dark beer the guy waiting on our table runs over, points at me and screams, "That's him, that's the racist mother
I look around as, while I am not PC, I'm not a racist, and say, "Who? Me?"
And he says, his voice raising more, "Yeah, you, you male chicken sucking, mother fornicating asshole. You're a racist."
Now I'm starting to think it's a big joke that the team put him up to so I start laughing and say, "Yeah, you caught me, I'm a racist."
"You're goddamn right you are you cracker mother fornicator," and starts to reach over the bar at me.
Now I realize it isn't a joke since the bartender is dragging him away. After they get him in the back the bartender tells me what he thinks I said,
which caught me off guard. I ask for another beer and head back to the table.
I plop my mug on the table, sit down and start sipping while everyone is watching me. The same guy who earlier gave me my beer education asks what
that was all about and I tell him the kid thought I said, "Can I have a Miller,......Darkie."
So now my nickname is Miller White.
edit on 29-11-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer