Voices of Maui Daily Photo/News Blog: the 400,000 Mai Tai Man
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Author, to To Dale Simonsen, bartender: “How many mai tais do you make a day?”
Dale: “Prpbably about 40.”
Author: ” Thatʻs 200 mai tais per week, right.Thatʻs 10,000 a year. And thatʻs 400,000 in your career that spans 40 years.”.
Dale: ”You have to be a psychiatrist to be a bartender, but I donʻt have any options. Itʻs Switerland bac khere. Iʻm neutral. If a guest asks what the weather will be, I will say. ʻWell forecasters donʻt often get it right, but my theory it will be windy tomorrow.”