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When Single Becomes Double

| Vancouver, BC, Canada | Food & Drink, Language & Words, Love/Romance, Popular

(I’m working as a barista in a coffee shop. A man comes up to my counter.)

Customer: “Can I get an Americano with a single shot of espresso?”

(I send his drink into the queue and my coworker makes the drink while I continue to take orders.)

Coworker: “I got a hot Americano, single!”

Teenage Girl: *waiting for her drink* “I’ll take him!”

(The man laughed and high fived the girl before taking his coffee and leaving. My coworker and I had a good laugh about the encounter.)

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The Quotable Works Of Jack And Hitler

| IA, USA | Books & Reading

(The coffee shop I work at offers 10 cents off if you guess what book the daily quote comes from. Today’s quote is lighthearted and optimistic. A young teenage girl comes in with her father.)

Girl: *excitedly pointing* “Hey, I know that!”

Me: “Do you? What is it?”

Girl:How I Did It by Jack the Ripper!”

Me: *taken aback* “Umm… no, that’s not it. Sorry, honey.”

Girl: *disappointed* “Oh… Mein Kampf?”

(She didn’t manage any more guesses before she burst out laughing. Her father hadn’t been in on the joke and was very relieved!)

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Third Drink, Second Day, First-Class A**-Hole

| Westlock, AB, Canada | Food & Drink, Popular

(A very popular and well-known coffee chain had finally opened up in town. I visited on its second day. Needless to say, the place is packed, and since all the employees are newly hired, they’re doing their darndest to keep up. The customer ahead of me decides his coffee isn’t to his liking for the third time, berates the clerk for a third time, and sends back his coffee a third time. While the clerk goes to remake his coffee yet again, he turns to me.)

Customer: “Is it me, or is this the worst [Coffee Chain] you’ve ever been to?”

Me: “Well, it is just their second day.”

Customer: “What, the clerk? Well, then, d***, they’ve got to start training them better.”

Me: “Not the clerk. This is the second day ever for the whole store.”

Customer: “Really? Wow, that would explain why I never saw it before today…”

(When the clerk came back with the coffee, the customer quickly apologized, paid, and hustled out the door.)