Thursday, September 17, 2009

Love Letter to the Bartender

During my time out in LA, I bar-tended for a short while to help make ends meet. It was a very interesting experience to say the least. I met some very cool people--like Sonny and Cher's former manager, Joe de Carlo and Moke, the former drummer of Puddle of Mud. The bar attracted a strange crowd--it didn't really have a big party scene, mostly older folks with the occasional group of yuppies.

There was one young man in particular who came in maybe 3 times before he handed this note off to me. And for whatever reason I remembered this letter today. I've had it in the purse I used while bartending for nearly 2 years and feel like its better shared here than buried away. I'm transcribing it as written, so bear with some of the grammar/spelling errors. Mind you, we spoke for maybe a total of 10 minutes over the course of his 3 visits to the bar.


Forgive me if this is awkward, but I wanted to evade what becomes routine, and for whatever reasons I think your the kind of woman that could find appreciation for a hand written letter. Maybe it's the respectable way you carry yourself, the perfect posture or possibly your engaging eyes...either way, beautiful. To simply state a reason for writting to you might be a little selfish, but I have to submit to the allure that you radiate so naturally, besides...your hot as hell, haha. So much for sublety right!

Aside from having an amazing figure and a face I could never try to forget the on thing I feel the most, is a desire to know more. Everytime we speak I find our convo tries to run, I don't want it to stop, and it leaves me feeling a void from words that beg to be spoken to a woman hard at work. I'd rather not think of you as just another moment that past, a treasure that just got away. It's obvious that I've found myself smilling when I wonder what it could be like to be lost in your innocense, but tell me does this man who feels miles from your mind bridge the gap and even make most of a minute, a moment just a shapshot in your lifetime? If only for a cameo, give me a chance to audition for a part in your lifes stage...or at least let me take you out for a motorcycle ride or for dinner...whatever we feel is right!

If in your mind, your hearing a desire to say yes...don't give into habit, to many say no. A moment past is never savored, and nothing haunts like "to late". So I'm asking you - will you go out with me and remind this man of lifes favorite blessings, bringing a smile to the beautiful face of a woman like you??

He came into the restaurant one more time after he gave me that letter and I politely declined his offer. Is anyone else as entertained by this note as I am? I mean that took some guts to write. Again, in his three visits before giving me the invitation to go out with him, we spoke for maybe a total of 10 minutes--mainly about acting, writing, and living in LA. Really nothing too special. My favorite line is how he asks for an audition to have a part in my life's stage--"if only for a cameo." Gotta give him points for creativity. If I were his editor, I would've suggested that he leave out the line "To many say no". Not really a good point to include in this scenario.

What's the strangest/best/most unique/weird love letter/date invitation you've ever gotten? Share it here on the dealio!


  1. That's an interesting letter. It took balls to write and even bigger ones to drop off, and still, to show up and see you AFTER he delivered it. I think most guys would have left a number at the bottom with the cliched "Call/text me and let me know what you think." Very creative as well. All in all, a very well thought out letter.

    It made me remember a note that I received in High school. I was doing one of the spring musicals, (Sophomore year maybe?) Anyways,I found a vase with some roses in it addressed to me in the dressing room. The letter was long, and this girl poured her heart out. It's been years, so bear with me as I try to remember.

    Where do I start? We've known eachother for many years. We were in grade school together for a few short years before I moved. Now here we are back at the same school, and even in the same show. Even though you're on stage and I'm behind the scenes, it's like we were meant to be apart of this show togehter. These flowers are a symbol of our time together. 3 white roses for the past, 2 yellow roses for the present and 1 red rose for the future? "

    That's about the gist of it right there. I think it went on to say that she really thought we needed to be together. None-the-less I politely told her no, but I appreciated the thought.

  2. Brendan - I probably should include that he left his number at the bottom, which I did not call. Thanks for sharing your high school note. Are you still friends with this person today? How sweet that she included flowers!