Me: So, is the owner [of Pravda] Russian, or did he just go for the theme?
Bartender: He just went for the theme.
Me: Ah. It works. I think it’s great…And what about you? Did you get hired because of your accent?
Bartender: What do you mean?
Me: I mean, I know it’s not Russian, but you’ve got some kind of Eastern European thing going on…?
Bartender: […pauses…] I’m from Mobile, but there may be a tinge of Tuscaloosa in there somewhere.
Me: …I’ll take my tab whenever you get a chance.
New Orleans, Louisiana. 11.23.2011.