The original plan was to have her think that she would be working for me that night, which was crucial because she's usually off on Thursdays. Once I got her to commit to covering for me, I would get all of the guests to the bar while she was conducting the shift change in the basement. So this was a surprise based on sheer timing. The guests would be waiting down the block at Bobby's apartment, waiting for my signal and once BABY GIRL went downstairs, they would quickly make their way up to the bar, and wait for her to come upstairs, dressed in sombreros and moustaches (a personal party favorite of hers). Sounds simple enough, right?
First off, BABY GIRL was a late arrival to the bar (shocker), so I had to keep the group from showing up too soon. Then it took what seemed like forever to get her downstairs for the shift change. Then when the group arrived and were ready to surprise her, it took forever to get BABY GIRL to come upstairs!
Finally she made her way upstairs, and when she turned the corner... BOOM! She was blindsided by a chorus of SURPRISE chants and well-wishes!
She was totally caught off guard, like a dear in headlights! With the surprised being pulled off perfectly, now came the party, complete with Bud Lights, Sangria and Fireball Whisky shots. And with this crew, that usually leads to debauchery....