It’s just another day in paradise for Myrtle Beach bartender

July 15, 2013 

Olivia Cox at Sharkeys Beach Bar in Myrtle Beach. Photo by Mandy Rodgers for Weekly Surge.

SIGNATURE DRINK | A Day at the Beach (amaretto, coconut rum, orange juice, grenadine)

BARTENDER | Olivia Cox, 21

WHERE | Sharkey's Beach Bar

QUESTION |What is your favorite smell?

ANSWER | Coconut.

What is your least favorite smell?

The smell of feet. I hate feet.

Would you rather be drenched in the smell of feet for the rest of your life, or be stuck inside an aquarium for three months that is filled with spiders, snakes and fire ants?

Stuck in the aquarium.

Which of the last three creatures would you least want to find in your bed?

Fire ants... those are so annoying. Actually, no - it would be snakes because at least I can step on fire ants.

What else have you woken up to in your bed that you didn't want there and how did you get it/them to leave?

A guy - I pretended like I was going to work.

Ants can carry 50 times their body weight. Do you ever fear that ants, or any insect for that matter, will take over the world?

No.

What animal would you crossbreed with a fire ant to make it a fierce predator?

A shark. But is that even possible!?

What would you crossbreed with a shark to make a fun-loving pet?

A little Koala bear.

What would you name your Koala shark?

Carlos.. because I love the movie “The Hangover.”

Do you have any pets?

Yes - a Boxer named Sadie.

Do you think Sadie and Carlos would get along?

No. She hates everybody. She's mean.

What's the best way to cure a hangover?

Keep drinking or eat sausage.

What's the best way to cover up a bad smell?

Lots of Victoria's Secret.

What's the best thing about being a bartender?

Being a bartender, people come to you to get away from their problems. That's the fun of it. You learn a lot and have fun.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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