The goddess who offered a helping hand suddenly appeared in front me.
She was one of our customers who works by herself as a translator, a massage therapist and a health counselor etc.. When she held an event for healthcare at cafe Olline, I asked her if she wants to work at Ghetto for us and she promptly consented it.
After we did a training on how to open the bar by herself, she started to work as for Tuesday’s ghetto bartender. I really remember that I could take a day off for the first time in 1 month and I went to a hot spring and I could relax there until I was greatly satisfied. She was very cute, kind and every customer came to Ghetto on Tuesday to drink and relax with her. Anyway, she was a goddess and the first staff who could help me since I ended up alone.
Furthermore, I got two more staffs immediately.
One of them was just a 20-year-old handsome boy who was a student of Nihon (Japan) university and who was a representative of the drinking university club. He was also working at the Yakitori (grilled chicken skewered on a bamboo stick) shop, next door to Ghetto and when he came to Ghetto, he asked me “If you want some help, I wanna work for you.” It was actually the first time that I met him, but I gave him a passing mark at that time. Because I felt a deep emotion that this 20 years old guy is trying to help me.
Bar Ghetto offers one shot of tequila for just ¥300 ($3) and we have a tequila bell. if you ring the bell you can get one shot without a doubt. Because he was a representative of the drinking university club, his night was always a crazy drinking night. He always worked with the tequila bell in his hand and he drank a lot of tequila shots and involved all the customers to drink with him and made them get crazy. I didn’t know it was good for the customers and even for us but since he started to work at Ghetto, we had to order at least 4 bottles of tequila for the dayly stock. Anyway, It became our Thursday night.
One more staff started to work as Sunday’s bartender since the end of January. He was also a 21 years old handsome boy who came to Tokyo to reaching his dream to be a rockstar and who was working at the first rock bar in Shimokitazawa called Mother. Actually, he was our “fu*king” regular customer who came there every day after 2:00 am when he finished his work at Mother and he knows everything about Ghetto and he loved there.
I didn’t say what happened to us when the manager decided to leave Ghetto to anybody, but I don’t know why I told what happened only to him. It was the day that I worked at bar OK and at that moment, he was the only the customer. “It is a very big happening” after he heard my story, he said. “But I will continue to come here as always and I want to drink with you even though you will be alone because I love this place.”
As he said that, he continued to come to ghetto every night. but, because he worked at another bar he couldn’t work at Ghetto. I was very glad about that but I didn’t like that He paid money as usual, because he came there every night, of course, he spent a lot. Also, since I told the story of what happened to us, I already decided that if I will have a next manager, it will absolutely be him.
Then, I asked him to make a bet and play Texas Holdem Poker. If I will win three times in a low, he should work for me. I forgot what I was supposed to do If I lost that time, but I won that game by a straight, 3cards, and 4cards..
Yes. since that time, he started to work at Ghetto as Sunday’s bartender and he is our manager now.
Anyway, I could get enough people on my staff who each had different colors, to run the bar in only 1 month. So, How will be running bar Ghetto with them?
To be continued…