Me: I need my drink refreshed.
Baby Bartender: So this event is for colleges?
*45 minutes of advising him on getting a mentor, interviewing those who are successful in his dream field, and his personal religious crisis*
Me: You’ve got this!
Baby Bartender: I had no idea I had so many options, resources, or strengths. Thank you!
Me: This is all you! Go for it. Take advantage of living in Chicago.
Baby Bartender: Seriously, I never realized.
Me: Thank you for the cruise!
Coworker and professional colleagues: So, tell us about the Bartender…
Me: He is a communications grad who wants to advance his career. I suggested he contact the following people before pursuing a graduate degree he may not need. If he wants to pursue –
Unknown Colleague to Coworker: You weren’t kidding
Coworker: Bleeding heart.
Unknown Colleague: She really wasn’t hooking up with him.
Coworker: Told you.
Me: Wait. What…?