Ask any bartender and they’ll tell you, bartenders hate making blended drinks. They’re messy, loud, and five other drinks could’ve been made in the time it took to do that one. And, most of the time, the tip does not begin to compensate for the effort. That being said, blended drinks are par for the course; they don’t make or break a night. And of course, we make them with a smile on our faces. The customer should never feel like he/she is bothering you.
Blended drinks alone are not reason enough to quit bartending. If ever there was a bartender who hated blended drinks enough to resign from the profession, a pina colada or strawberry daiquiri is the least of that bartender’s worries.
In all things in life, and particularly in love, you’re gonna have circumstances you’re no so fond of, but they shouldn’t be deal-breakers. Everyone comes with quirks, nuances, and less-than-desirable qualities. But you picked that person for a reason; for the joy they bring, and the reward that is having him/her in your life. If one characteristic of their many is irritating enough to make you no longer want to be involved, the burden is yours not theirs.
We can’t avoid the strawberry daiquiris of life and love, so why not find a way to blend a perfect balance.