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25th Jul '17 9:22:11 AM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'', Fortillian O'Perfluous, the [=BarBot=], is seen cleaning a glass as his idle animation behind the bar of the titular space cruise liner. The first time you talk to him, he actually gives you the glass he was cleaning.


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* Bernie at the Squishy Juice Bar in ''VideoGame/JumpStartAdventures5thGradeJoHammetKidDetective''. Ironically, he's not very good at making drinks there, but people still come anyway.
4th Jul '17 7:53:30 PM Darth_Meow_504
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Averted in real life. Health codes do not allow bar towels to touch clean glassware, it must air dry. Thus, being caught doing this at a real bar would get you disciplined and anyone who has been through bartending classes would know better than to do so. For repetitive tasks that are health code compliant, one could wipe down the bar or clean bottles. Real bartenders often use those tasks to look busy when there isn't much else to do but appearing idle would be a bad thing.
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27th Jun '17 1:58:58 AM Arivne
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* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Cutthroats}}''. When you enter The Shanty tavern, the bartender will be polishing glasses with a worn towel.

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* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Cutthroats}}''. When Whenever you enter The Shanty tavern, the bartender will be polishing glasses with a worn towel.
27th Jun '17 1:52:18 AM Arivne
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cutthroats}}''. When you enter The Shanty tavern, the bartender will be polishing glasses with a worn towel.

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* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Cutthroats}}''. When you enter The Shanty tavern, the bartender will be polishing glasses with a worn towel.
27th Jun '17 1:50:14 AM Arivne
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* SpaceAdventureCobra on the Sega CD has a bar as the first area. The bartender isn't cleaning a glass, but he ''is'' endlessly shaking a cocktail.

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* SpaceAdventureCobra ''VideoGame/SpaceAdventureCobra'' on the Sega CD has a bar as the first area. The bartender isn't cleaning a glass, but he ''is'' endlessly shaking a cocktail.
* ''VideoGame/{{Cutthroats}}''. When you enter The Shanty tavern, the bartender will be polishing glasses with a worn towel.
14th Jun '17 2:04:20 PM Nentuaby
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* Mac, the proprietor of [=McAnally's=] Pub in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', is always either wiping glasses or polishing the bar.

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* Mac, the proprietor of [=McAnally's=] Pub in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', is always either wiping glasses or polishing the bar. It's implied to be an InvokedTrope-- Mac is ''seriously'' taciturn (he speaks an average of one sentence per novel) and always having a task to hand deflects social attention.
21st May '17 6:57:23 AM Sabrewing
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* Bill at the soda shop in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' is introduced wiping down the countertop with a towel when David, thrust into the show's role of Bud, arrives late for his shift working there. Because Bill literally cannot start his duties until Bud arrives, he'd been wiping down the counter long enough, and in the same spot to boot, that it had been word down into a circular smear.

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* Bill at the soda shop in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' is introduced wiping down the countertop with a towel when David, thrust into the show's role of Bud, arrives late for his shift working there. Because Bill literally cannot start his duties until Bud arrives, he'd been wiping down the counter long enough, and in the same spot to boot, that it had been word worn down into a circular smear.
21st May '17 6:57:00 AM Sabrewing
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* Bill at the soda shop in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' is introduced wiping down the countertop with a towel when David, thrust into the show's role of Bud, arrives late for his shift working there. Because Bill literally cannot start his duties until Bud arrives, he'd been wiping down the counter long enough, and in the same spot to boot, that it had been word down into a circular smear.
6th May '17 7:04:16 PM TonyG
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* This is how we're introduced to VideoGame/{{Tapper}} in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.



* Moe Szyslak does this all the time on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* This is how we're introduced to VideoGame/{{Tapper}} in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.

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* Moe Szyslak does this all the time on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
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''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. One episode even suggests that the rag is how we're introduced his CompanionCube.
* The bartender in ''WesternAnimation/RootyTootToot'' is seen cleaning a glass during the flashback
to VideoGame/{{Tapper}} in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.his testimony, and even wipes the ''witness stand'' when he's done.
13th Mar '17 3:13:27 PM jormis29
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* ''Kobolds Ate My Baby'' 3rd edition. The sample village of West Bumble has the [[AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse Screaming Unicorn Tavern]]. The barkeeper is washing the three unbroken glasses in the place.

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* ''Kobolds Ate My Baby'' ''TabletopGame/KoboldsAteMyBaby'' 3rd edition. The sample village of West Bumble has the [[AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse Screaming Unicorn Tavern]]. The barkeeper is washing the three unbroken glasses in the place.
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