Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Barista

Confidential to the woman working behind the counter at Dunn Brothers:

You seem nice enough, but you are young and, I'm assuming, childless. Here's a little advice for you. When someone enters your fine establishment carrying a baby carrier, a diaper bag and holding a toddler's hand, then orders two drinks, please do not fill the cup full to the brim with hot coffee. I mean, I understand that maybe you just wanted me to get my money's worth, but that cup could not be moved an inch along the counter without spilling out the little mouth hole, much less jostled all the way back out to my car while trying to carry all of the previously mentioned stuff PLUS two hot drinks. Also, don't make me have to ask you for a drink carrier. It seems obvious to me that there is no way on God's green earth I could carry two cups separately. The lady behind me was sighing loudly already at my audacity to bring two children into the coffee shop. Then I had to take up more of her precious time by asking you for a drink carrier and waiting for you to unfold it or fold it or whatever you do (looks like origami to me).

That is my public service to you. The next woman who has just survived grocery shopping with an infant and a two year old while trying to push one of those horrible huge carts with the car thingy on the front and then decides to reward her toddler for good behaviour with a steamer can thank me later.

1 comment:

Gramma said...

I laughed out loud at that one. I can just see you. After you have your second child, you're supposed to grow the third arm and hand.