conversations with strangers #26

i’m talking to strangers… here’s the run down of why.

an early morning meeting shuffled me out the door earlier than normal but with enough time to heed the siren song of starbucks. (yes, even though i only drink decaf…)

me: can i have an iced decaf americano?

employee #1: size?

me: oh, tall, please.

i paid at the next available register and ambled over to wait by the drink counter.

employee #2: *plops drink onto the counter* iced tall americano.

me: *notes lack of decaf, hesitates in grabbing drink thinking it might not be mine*

employee #2: *studies my pause* *looks at cup* decaf. that’s a decaf iced tall americano.

me: *processes her skepticism regarding the decaf comment* *reaches for cup* thanks.

employee #2: *pulls cup back* actually, i’m not so sure about that decaf. i wish this *points to machine* had a memory recall button so it could tell me what i just made. *dumps out first americano* *prepares replacement* okay, this one is definitely decaf.

me: thank you so much. i really appreciate it.

employee #2: have a good day.

me: you as well.

for once, it appeared i wasn’t the one in dire need of caffeine.

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4 Responses to “conversations with strangers #26”

  1. Adriana Says:

    Aw. That was nice of him/her to redo it! I remember from my days as a barista, it’s surprisingly hard to remember what you just did ten seconds ago :) And it must be worse at Starbucks, where everything is automated.

  2. LindaG. Says:

    That was so nice! These days it’s refreshing to get that kind of service. :)

    • abby mumford Says:

      yes, it was beyond kind because if i’d had the fully loaded espresso, i would have not been pleased as i bounced off the walls at work!

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