Volunteer bartenders — When I was in graduate school, I often went across the street to the next-door graduate school because they had a grad student bar with cheap beer. I befriended many people at that bar and was eventually invited to be a bartender (we were all volunteers because it was a non-profit bar, and the list of want-to-be-bartenders was long. You basically need an invitation to join). Once I was a bartender, I quickly became friends with nearly all of the other bartenders, many of whom are still my best friends years after graduation, and one of whom is my fiancé as of last week. Thank you, beer!
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