The simple code words that can help save a life on a night out

A barman has explained how customers can alert staff if they feel unsafe on a night out – by ordering an “angel shot”.

It’s not a drink – but code words that will subtly but effectively make it clear that you are in trouble and need help.

A TikTok user named @BenjiSpears has gone viral on the video-sharing platform with a clip explaining the simple code word, the Mirror reports.

In his video, Benji, who works in a bar in Los Angeles, recreated a situation in which he’s working behind a bar and spots a woman on a date who looks uncomfortable.

He goes over to check all is ok, offers the pair some more water and then the woman orders an angel shot with lime.

When the re-enactment is over, Benji explains that ordering an angel shot could potentially save someone’s life.

He says: “Angel shots are becoming more common and more known throughout all bars and it’s being brought to bartenders’ attention.

“Ok so an angel shot is key, it can save you or your best friend’s life and it’s something we should all know about.”

He said there were different types of angel shot, for when customers needed to call a taxi, to be walked to their car or urgently needed police involved.

Bartender Benji has gone viral for explaining what an 'angel shot' is
Bartender Benji has gone viral for explaining what an ‘angel shot’ is
(Image: tiktok/benjispears)

He explained: “So there are three ways you can order the angel shot, you can do the angel shot with lime. Ok so angel shot with lime when you order it, it means you need the police so the bartender will notify a manager and we’ll get the police involved for you.

“Second you can order an angel shot neat, that means you need someone to walk you to your car, a bartender or security, someone needs to walk you to your car because you don’t feel safe.”

He said an angel shot on the rocks means you need the bartender to call you an Uber or a taxi to get you home safely.

Benji added: “I think this is a great learning lesson. Everyone should know about the angel shot

“It’s just a great way to make sure that we all feel safe.”

The clip has been viewed over seven million times on the video-sharing platform.

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