Unfiltered Story #106371

, | Unfiltered | February 28, 2018

(I’m at a popular coffee shop with my friend who’s never been before. As he’s looking at the menu I’m trying to explain the differences between all the drinks. We both want something sweet. He normally gets coffee at a place that makes cappuccinos very sweet, and I’m trying to tell him that lattes are sweet here. We happen to be in line in front of an employee, and he’s helping me explain. That’s when I notice the sandwich display.)

Me: How are the sandwiches staying together when they’re sideways?

Worker in line: Uhm… those are plastic.

Me: They look so real! I feel stupid now.

Worker in line: Don’t feel stupid. It’s not the first time. Trust me on that.

(He gives this weird smile, and it’s time for us to order. My friend orders his latte flawlessly. Then it’s my turn.)

Me: I want a mocha cappuccino.

Barista: *writing on the cup* That’s a mocha cappuccino.

Me: Oh, no, I’m sorry. I want a mocha cappuccino.

Barista: *confused* You… want a mocha cappuccino?

Me: No, sorry, I want…. what do I want?

Friend: Don’t look at me. I can’t read your mind.

Barista: Do you want something creamy, or something with foam?

Me: Oh! A latte! I want a mocha latte, please!

Barista: *laughing* Not a problem!

Me: This place brings out the worst in me. I even thought the sandwiches were real.

Barista: Oh, trust me, you are not the first one.

(Both workers start laughing, and I give a confused look.)

Barista: We just had a trainee recently who thought the same thing. She went in, picked it up, and put it in the microwave. She melted it and destroyed our microwave. I don’t understand how she didn’t notice it felt like plastic!

Worker in line: She said she thought the bread was just really hard because it had been sitting in the case for so long.

Barista: Yeah, for the three years we’ve been open!

(The story made me feel a lot less stupid.)

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