You Give Me Lol(a)s

| Working | January 23, 2017

(I’m at a coffee shop to get a drink. This location is in a city full of people new to Canada and staffed by people whose first language isn’t English.)

Cashier: “Hi, what can I get for you?”

Me: “Hi. I’d like a tall matcha latte, please.”

Cashier: “Sure. Can I have your name, please?”

Me: “Laura.”

Cashier: *as she’s writing the name* “Could you spell that for me?”

Me: “L-A-U-R-A.”

Cashier: *finishes writing the name, looking a bit flustered* “Okay. Your total is [total].”

Me: *pays*

Cashier: “Okay. Your drink will come at that end.”

Me: “Thank you.” *moves to the end of the counter*

(After a few moments, my drink comes out.)

Barista: “Tall matcha latte for… uh… um… Tall matcha latte!”

(I take the drink. The cashier had written “rora” and tried to correct it to “LoLa”, turning it into “VoVa” instead.)

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