“How long have we been ignoring you guys over here?” We tried to downplay it. He didn’t buy it. “No, really. How long?” We said maybe ten minutes. “I’m gonna help you out, allright? And more than just bringing you a beer.” We told him it was fine. He brought us a bonus pint anyway.
When the check came, it was for four dollars. In Berkeley. In 2017.
We shared the third pint, left him a $20, and slipped out the door before he could give it back.