In-Sip-Id Conversations

| Birmingham, AL, USA | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I’ve just made some drinks for a group of older customers. I call out one of the drinks. One of the customers comes over and picks up the cup.)

Customer: “Is this my drink?”

Me: “I don’t know, ma’am. Did you have the [drink name]?”

Customer: “I don’t know… I think so.”

(She walks away with the drink; about a minute passes before she returns.)

Customer: “Excuse me, but I have a dumb question.”

Me: “Yes, ma’am?”

Customer: “I just want to know: how many sips do I have to take before I get to the coffee?”

Me: “…What?”

Customer: “Well, I’ve been sipping on this for a little bit and I still haven’t tasted coffee.”

Me: “Well, there’s whipped cream on top… I can scoop it off for you if you’d like.”

Customer: “Oh, no. I just wanted to know!”