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Over-filled Glasses

Reston | Nov 21, 2007 07:00 AM

I'm not sure if this has been covered before, but it is something that drives me nuts in bars and restaurants.

On more than one occassion, I have been served a martini in a glass that is filled up to the brim. It was impossible to pick up the glass without having the contents spill over the edge and onto my hand. It was even worse when I needed to carry the drink from the bar to my table. I don't have the steadiest hands to begin with, so there was no way to move the drink without making a mess. I've been know to leave it on the bar, and lean over and slurp it out of the glass to get the drink down to a reasonable level (I have no sense of decorum).

I know I should mention this to the bartender, but it seems odd to tell them they've given me too much (besides, I'm cheap and I want to get my money's worth). Can I tell them to split my one drink into two glasses? Should I wear rubber gloves?

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