Bartender’s Bear Orders Show Lack of Foresight

Apparently, bartender of the Alaskan Hotel in Juneau, Alaska Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy wasn’t thinking very far ahead when a bear walked into her bar. She told the bear to get out…and the bear complied. However, if the bear was going to do what it was told and Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy had been thinking clearly, shouldn’t she have set her request a little higher?

I mean, who knows what the bear would have been willing and able to do? Simply getting out doesn’t show much imagination.

Let’s think of a couple:

– Hey, bear, make peace between the US and Iran!

– Hey bear, give me a million dollars!

– Hey bear, buy a copy of David S. Atkinson’s book Bones Buried in the Dirt!

– Hey bear, permanently avert a US government shutdown!

– Hey bear, cure cancer!

See? Granted, I don’t know if the bear could have done any of these things or would have been willing to. However, we’ll never know since no one thought to ask. Compliant bears are pretty rare.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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