Myrtle Beach bar tender digs the treasures found at low tide

July 22, 2013 

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    SIGNATURE DRINK | The Low Tide Wave (vodka, melon liqueur, blue Curaçao, pineapple juice)

BARTENDER | Billie Jo Heaster, 23

WHERE | Low Tide Sports Bar

QUESTION | Are you more afraid of monsters, ghosts or rabid animals?

ANSWER | Probably ghosts because they can come up on you out of nowhere and you wouldn't know. That's what scares me - the jump factor.

What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

When I was younger, “A Nightmare on Elm Street“ used to scare me. Now I know that stuff is fake.

Have you seen the prank on YouTube where a guy scares his girlfriend by making it look like a ghost is coming out of the TV?

I have not. That would be very scary.

If that was you, would you still be in the relationship?

Oh yeah, I'd laugh about it in the end, but it would definitely scare me.

What's a memorable prank someone has pulled on you?

My first time coming to Myrtle Beach, my boyfriend and best friend got into green man costumes, turned on music and started dancing on me while I was asleep.

Do you prefer to go to the beach during low tide or high tide?

Low tide. There is so much sand so you can find shells, random stuff and shark teeth if you're lucky.

What's the most interesting thing you've found on the beach?

One of those big, giant horse shoe crab shells.

What is your favorite beach game to play?

I like volleyball.

Have you ever heard of Myrtle Ball?

No. I've only been to the beach twice so far this year.

What's your favorite bar game?

Pool. I'm not very good at it...I attempt. I can make some random good shots every now and again.

What do you do outside of bartending?

Deliver pizza for Pizza Shak.

Tell us some crazy delivery stories.

I used to do the night shift delivery... it must've been 3 a.m. and they dragged me in to the house begging me to take shots... I told them I couldn't. Another time, I went to a hotel, knocked on the door and I hear "wait a second!" After some rustling around, she comes to the door in underwear and a bra and he comes later wearing a robe. And I used to deliver to Derrieres several times. Once the girl gets off the stage buck naked, with just heels on, grabs some cash out of her shoes and pays me.

Did she pay you in all ones?

Oh yeah. That's the norm for delivering to a strip club.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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