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just guess, please

for the third time in as many visits, the same barista has asked, "do you always get a small?"

now, i tend to be a literalist as far as grammar goes [though admittedly, i'm prone to hyperbole for dramatic effect]. "always"? well, no. not always. usually? yes.

the first time she asked, i replied, "oh, it depends on my mood." which is true. the second time she asked [which frankly was a little unnerving, since she asked last time], i replied, "well, i seem to these days." also true. when she asked this morning [again, unnerving], i gave up completely and replied, "yes." lies, all lies.

mostly i'm amused. the poor girl just wants to make sure i'm sufficiently caffeinated. but part of me thinks, isn't it poor form to ask? three times? in a row?

mmmmm... d'orleans. yummy. 

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2006 at 08:29AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments4 Comments

Reader Comments (4)

Maybe it is a social experiment for one of her classes.

Seems like a weird question though.
Sep 22, 2006 at 06:52PM | Unregistered CommenterSuebob
yep. i mean, for clarity's sake, the default size is regular, so you specifically have to request a small. but still. it's weird.

cool: knowing what drink a customer usually orders [see also, <i>paying attention</i>]
not: having to ask to figure that out [see also, <i>annoying</i>]
Sep 22, 2006 at 07:15PM | Registered Commentermdog
Maybe she's trying to memorize all the regulars' drink orders and she's just not that bright?
Sep 24, 2006 at 10:31AM | Unregistered CommenterTB
I second TB's thoughts on the matter.
Sep 25, 2006 at 12:35PM | Unregistered CommenterJared

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