“Sir, do you want another drink?” the bartender asked
He just sat there with a blank stare on his face. The glass in front of him was empty.
“Sir aren’t you going to be late for you flight?” the bartender inquired.
The man glanced down at his watch and then looked towards the bartender.
He spoke softly saying. “I have a few hours before my flight leaves. Give me another shot, no make it a double.”
As the bartender slowly poured him a double shot of tequila, the man pulled out a hundred dollar bill and placed it on the table.
“Leave the bottle here,” the man suggested. The bartender was about to tell the man that it against policy to leave a bottle out on the bar but he looked at the man and knew something was tormenting him. It was obvious the man had not shaved for a week. The man looked to be very successful dressed in his dark slacks with his blue shirt but anyone could see in his eyes the man was going through some unbearable pain. The bartender grabbed the money, placed the bottle on the bar, and went on to attend to some other patrons as he did not have time to waste.
It was about two hours later, the rush slowly died down and the bartender wanted to see how the man with the tequila bottle was doing. The man had drank most of the bottle of tequila and as he approached the man he noticed a letter on the bar. The man was mumbling something but he could not make it out. The bartender made out the words at the top of the letter, to my dearest love. The bartender decided not to pry any more. The bartender poured the remaining tequila into his glass.
A voice came over the intercom, “Boarding will soon begin for flight 1639 to
The man stood up and grabbed his letter, folded it, and placed it into his shirt pocket next to his ticket. He took another hundred dollar bill out of his pocket and placed it on the bar. The man picked up his carry-on bag and walked away. The bartender heard him say “It doesn’t make sense. Why did she.” The man’s voice was dulled out by the noise of the airport. The bartender took the money and wondered what was in that letter.