Fresh Baked

Friday, August 06, 2004

He Said, She Said

He Said: Welcome to the Coffee Bean, what can I get for you?
She Said: I'd like a large Moroccan Mint Latte and a lemon poppy-seed muffin. Heated, please.
He said: Sure thing. Here's your total. Have a great day!

But what really happened:

He Said: Welcome to the Coffee Bean, what can I get for you?
She Said: I'd like a large Moroccan Mint Latte and a lemon poppy-seed muffin. Heated, please.
He Heard: Moroccan Mint Latte. Muffin of some description.
(Long pause, staring at the bakery shelf)
He Said: What kind of muffin?
She Said: Lemon poppy-seed. Heated, please.
He Heard: Lemon poppy-seed. Something done with it.
(Long pause, staring at the muffin in hand)
She Said: Heated... please.
He Heard: Put it in the microwave until it is only slightly warmer than room temperature.
He said: Sure thing. Here's your total.
She: Held out CB card for payment.
He: Got the almost-but-not-quite warm muffin out of the microwave.
(Long pause, staring at the muffin in hand)
He Said: Here's your muffin. Total is the same.
She: Was still holding out CB card for payment.
(Long pause, staring at the card before swiping it)
He Said: Have a great day!

And then, a few minutes later:
Barista Said: Who ordered the Moroccan Mint Latte?
She said: I did.
Barista Said: We're out of Moroccan Mint. Can I get something else for you?
She said: You have got to be kidding me.