The serious incident has happened suddenly.
30th of December 2016, The manager of bar Ghetto who opened the bar together with me and who is my partner, suddenly left. I’m sure that he is the coolest bartender who I have seen in my life and also he is the coolest (craziest) guitarist I’ve known in my life too, as I mentioned in the past post.
As I also mentioned in that post, we started the bar Ghetto together 3 years and 6 months ago. Because I already decided that I will go abroad in a few months since that time, he gave me the position “Owner” and he took the “Manager” position. Actually, I really went overseas after a few months since we opened the bar, and he stayed in Shimokitazawa and ran the bar well by himself even though, I wasn’t there for over 2 years.
Furthermore, he made a very good bar’s atmosphere (keeping the old atmosphere that has been there since 20 years ago and also added a lot of new cool stuff) without other hands, he was always thinking about how to run cool bar Ghetto and how to keep each customer happy. However, I just looked at it from somewhere else, outside of Japan, I just sent something by messenger but I just felt that I’m still the owner. Yes. Because of all his work, now we could still have bar Ghetto there.
Of course, there’s a reason why he left but I don’t wanna say it to everybody. However, I have to say that It was all my fault. As you can see from above, he did his best for our bar in those past years and I just did some shitty things for myself only. I wanted to apologize to him and I wanted to let him stay but I couldn’t do it because I was f*cking stupid. To tell you the truth, it was really me who should have left. However, only after a few months since I came back to Japan, he left from our bar without saying something.
I didn’t know what I was supposed to do from that day. I just knew that I should apologize to all our customers that he left the bar because of me. Also, I was crushed with anxiety that I should keep running the bar where the ex-owner and he kept running until now.
However, 2017 had come as if nothing had happened.
To be continued…