In some cases, feigned blindness became active nudge-nudging. "It was not unusual for me to introduce myself to a customer, assuming I didn't already know him as a regular, and then casually mention to him that I was glad he was enjoying himself, and to thank him for being so generous to my staff. But sir, 'Candy' is only 19, so unfortunately, I can't allow you to buy her alcohol. However, if you want to purchase two drinks at a time for yourself, by all means feel free to do so. Perhaps you and she would be more comfortable at a table in a quiet area, rather than here at the bar, where I am constantly. And when you're ready to leave, I'd be happy to get you a cab. So if said customer would walk to the bar and order 'himself' two shots of tequila, that was his business."