Bartender Chapter 41 – Cigar Smoke (Part 2)
This chapter was surprisingly difficult to translate. Well, it was okay until the end where Hayase started saying some weird things that is hard for me to pin down grammatically. I tried to translate it several ways, but it still feels odd. Hope you guys don’t mind.
Drink of the Day:
- 48 ml Rum
- 12 ml Honey
- Cinnamon Sticks
Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):
One of the few chapters that have a true sad ending to it. It was sad to see that Hayase chose work over relationship, but he definitely seems like the type. I think this chapter was crucial in making this manga more realistic. There were too many instances where Sasakura changed people’s lives with a cocktail. It’s about time for a tragic ending. Also, it would be a bit unbelievable if Hayase-san ended up going out with that lady just like that. I’m not into sad endings, but I think this was the only way for this story to wrap up well.
Something I find odd is that Hayase asked Sasakura to show them how to smoke cigars. I understand that it is mainly so the readers can see how it’s done, but it doesn’t make sense for Hayase-san to not understand how to smoke a cigar when he specifically said that cigars are an exception for me even though he’s trying to smoke. And it was also weird to see that lady ask Sasakura whether they can re-light the cigar after it’s put out, since she lit and watched a cigar burn in the previous chapter. I’m not saying that this is a mistake, but I think it can easily be interpreted as such.
Sasakura mentioned that Bartenders in Japan do not help customers hook up. Is this true? I can see why it would be a bad practice, but I would expect bartenders to love the opportunity to earn some extra tip.