Old Chicago (Tejon)
118 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Thursdays: 8:00 PM
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Hey, kids, let's talk about the fine art of the tip. No, I don't mean that tired old team name "just the tip" (or even "my couch pulls out" or "car ramrod"), and I don't mean the time-honored tradition of the tipping of large, sleepy animals. I mean "tipping for service." See, the way the world works, kids, is that when you go to any establishment where you're served, you should give the server a percentage of what you spent at said establishment as a "tip" for said service. Granted, THIS IS NOT NEWS. Pretty much everyone I know is fully aware of this and, while none of us tip like Wallace Mo'Fuckin' Shawn, we're no Mr. Pink either. Personally, I tip based on a 20% standard. If I get the service I expect at an establishment, I tip the 20% (sometimes it ends up being 21, 22% BUT WHO'S COUNTING, right?) A server really has to mess up to earn a 15% tip from me. And really, if service dips below that level…Well, what's more insulting? Leaving nothing or leaving very little? ANYWAY, that's neither here nor there, the point of this is that, when you receive service, you tip for that service. Especially when the waitstaff kicks all the ass like the one at Old Chicago in the Springs. AS SUCH, leaving a meager tip AND THEN HAVING THE BALLS to leave your name and phone number (replete with a little smiley face) on the receipt IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TIPPING BEHAVIOR! Yeah, I'm talking to you, Jeremy-who-can't-do-math-but-is-clearly-infatuated-with-the-waitress. TWO DOLLARS on a FIFTY DOLLAR TAB and then you write your number and follow it with a smiley face? Are you a junior high school girl!? Why didn't you just write "do you like me, check yes or no" under it? And what do you think this two dollars buys you, big spender? A shot at a date? "hey, baby, times are tough but we can go to Taco Bell, I hear they have that new cantina menu…you know, if you consider Q'doba a cantina and…let's be fair, if you do, and you're swooning over me spending the last 2 dollars on my maxed out credit card on YOU, baby…well, you're totally the girl for me."
Holy. Crap. Hey, where were we? OH YEAH, QUIZ!
We had another of the super rocking variety on Thursday evening at Old Chicago in Colorado Springs, TWENTY BIG TEAMS threw down for the chance to be called "champeen" in a cerebral competition, the likes of which haven't been seen around these parts since AT LEAST last Thursday since…You know, we do this every week…Because that's how we roll. Anyhow, There was tons of fun to be had what with rounds on black holes and stuff, a completely immature round two, a speed round that separated the geography nerds from ERR'BODY ELSE…And a trainee to abuse.
Oh yes, the trainee. His name is Mike, he's a SUPER nerdy science nerd and he'll be the Quizmaster-in-residence at McCabe's here soon. SO WHAT if he can't pronounce things like "Archipelago." WORDS ARE HARD, guys! I should know, I battle the printed word daily. "English" is listed third on my facebook list of "languages spoken," behind "hyperbole" and "profanity." Either way, he'll do a fine job. JUST fine. And you kids did a FINE job with quiz last night. Well, except for round 3. And maybe round 6. Again, nobody said these things would be a walk in the park or anything. I applaud you all for handling it with aplomb. And speaking of "handling it," we had quite the fierce battle for the top three spots on Thursday, the Burgers, last week's champeens, experienced dissention in the ranks…A mutiny, if you will where Will and Reba formed their OWN TEAM to play and beat the Burgers (nicely done, kids) while a semi-crippled Firebreathing Seahorse (down a couple members, but still quite deadly) fought tooth and nail to a third place finish. Then, there were the Proper Villains and Raptor Attack. You may recall the bravado of Raptor Attack from the previous week, stating that they would win and not coming through. THIS week, they employed the time-honored tactic of "reverse psychology" and, goddamned if it didn't work. After all of the quiz dust settled, Proper Villains found themselves in second while Raptor Attack claimed yet another hard-fought victory.
As always, thanks much for coming out to show off your big brains on Thursday. It's wonderful to see you all, especially the Colorado Springs 20s and 30s meetup group. You're all aces in my book. ACES! And hey, what say we keep this kick ass quiz train a rollin', eh? Why not come on back NEXT Thursday for more fun and more thrills? Why, that sounds like a SWELL plan!