Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | March 29, 2011

Derek Brown & Barack Obama

Derek Brown of The Atlantic (and Passenger/Columbia Room) gets interviewed, ahem, by The Atlantic. I do like this exchange though:

What do you say when people ask, “What do you do?”

It’s always a struggle to put it in the right words: I drink for a living. My favorite response came when I was privileged enough to make cocktails at the White House, and I was introduced as the mixologist. President Obama responded, “Isn’t that just a bartender?” I guess booze nerd may be the most accurate. Still, I think bartender works pretty well. As President Obama added after his question, “Well, being a bartender is a lot like being the president: everyone thinks they can do it but they can’t, can they?” [Emphasis added]

Heh, indeedy.


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