Monday, February 14, 2011
It's Called Pay It "FORWARD"
Recently I spent some time in a coffee-house drive-thru. See, I quit drinking coffee a while back, but still "indulge" in green tea frequently for the 0.000001% of caffeine that resides in a leaf. Even though that amount of caffeine surely does nothing to me, it's the possibility and the principle that gets me excited. It's like a new Prince album - I should know better. (Seriously, Prince, either start singing about weird stuff again like humping ostriches or just stop. No one wants to hear about Jehovah's Witnesses in a funk song.)
So on this particular day, I had this exchange with the "barista" or "teenage window kid":
BARISTA WINDOW KID: Your drink is free of charge today. The person in front of you paid your tab.
ME: Really? Why?
BARISTA WINDOW KID: It's just a thing people do sometimes. One person will pay someone behind them's tab and then the next person will do it for the person behind them and it just becomes a thing.
ME: Oh. Okay. Well how much is the guy's tab behind me?
BARISTA WINDOW KID: $22
ME: STREAK BROKEN! *screeches away*
WTF? How many frapaccinos do you need? You got greedy man. YOU GOT GREEDY!!!