Yesterday morning on the way to work I bough a large cup of Starbuck’s dark coffee. That’s how I asked for it – “Give me a large cup of dark coffee.” You see, I like the taste of Starbucks coffee – but I REFUSE to hable that Starbuckian patter.
“Would I like a tall blonde to go with that coffee?” the girl at the counter asked me.
Wow – talk about customer service.
“No thanks,” I said. “I’m married.”
“I mean a coffee.”
“A coffee to go with a coffee? I don’t get it?”
“We’re having a promotion. You can get a free tall blonde with every cup of coffee you buy.”
“I repeat, I’m married.”
I finally figured out she was offering me an extra cup of coffee – which I took with me to work and handed off to one of my fellow employees.
I’m still wondering how a fellow as I am was expected to handle a tall blonde and a strong cup of coffee at the very same time…
yours in storytelling,