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Woman praises bartender for quick-thinking action that kept her safe in bar

A woman has taken to social media to reveal how one bartender’s quick thinking kept her safe while she was in a bar by herself.


Laura Motta took to Twitter to reveal how her bartender helped to ensure her safety while he was at a bar by herself last month.

The bartender’s quick-thinking actions lead her to be alerted to a man who was close by.

“Was at a bar alone yesterday when the bartender said, ‘Hey, check out this text from my sister!’” She wrote.

“He showed me his phone and it said, ‘Do not, under any circumstances, get into a conversation with the guy sitting on your right.’

“Men, if you are in a position to do this, DO THIS.”

People took to the replies to praise the bartender’s actions. One woman wrote, I saw this “drink menu“ in the ladies room of a bar/restaurant in Lake Placid. Depending upon what drink you ordered that was a signal to the bartender of what kind of help you needed. I have blacked out the names of the drinks for obvious reasons. I wish all bars did this”.

A second Twitter user added, “I used to work as a door guy. If a woman was leaving with a guy and she’s well beyond her limit and can’t stay awake, I’d stop them and tell the guy to call her phone. If he doesn’t know her number or his number isn’t inputted in her phone, she wasn’t leaving with him.”

A third wrote, “I was at a bar alone and got up to go to the bathroom. When I came back, the bartender had pulled my drink back towards him and placed a coaster over the top. He got a great tip.”

We previously reported on one bartender’s video that aimed to show people how to discreetly ask for help at a bar if they felt uncomfortable or unsafe.

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