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At least, by the standards of the patrons of Mary’s Place-and its proprietor and chief bartender: myself. Not that the evening had been uneventful. By ten o’clock, just under thirty of us had put away about thirteen gallons of booze… though admittedly something over eleven gallons of that had gone directly from their various bottles and kegs to the throat of Naggeneen, our resident Irish cluricaune, without ever occupying the intervening space. ) On the bright side, he paid for every drop he drank, cash on the bar, in gold coin so pure it would take a toothmark.
Peanuts. I don’t think I’d care much for the company of other rich folks, either; the few I’d run across in my time had seemed to me distinctly unenviable-and yet it’s hard to bang Out comfortably with anybody else but other rich people once you’re worth a few million: the imbalance inevitably puts a strain on both sides of any such relationship. Educating myself to the point where I’d be capable of intelligently and ethically managing or investing that much money would take years of distasteful skullsweat for which I am spectacularly ill suited: I’m just this side of innumerate, and I gave up trying to do my own taxes when I was twenty years old.
Why don’t! ” He looked around the room. ” “Yeah, we’re weird as a snake’s suspenders, all tight,” I agreed. “Welcome to Mary’s Place. ” “Rogers is my name,” he said. I hesitated. “Ordinarily I don’t ask a man’s first name if he doesn’t offer it to -me . . but in your case I think I’m going to make an exception. No offense, but I just don’t think! ” He sighed. “I quite understand your problem. ” I made up my mind not to laugh, whatever he said next. ” I managed to keep my face deadpan, with great effort, but a nasal sound like a snore played backwards soon escaped from me despite my best attempts to suppress it.