I was standing in line at Starbucks this afternoon, waiting for the latest version of crack in a cup, when I overheard the young woman in front of me ask the barista:
"Does the Apricot Almond Shortbread have almonds in it?"
Is it me, or is this the stupid question that I think it is? The barista, God bless him, didn't even flinch.
"Yes, it does."
"Okay, I'll have a Mint Chocolate Brownie and two chocolate cookies."
The barista began to get the sweets, when the young woman said:
"Oh, um, and I think I'll have an apricot... oh, wait, they have almonds in them, right?"
"Oh, um. Right. Then never mind."
"Do you still want the brownie and the cookies?"
It's a good thing I don't work in retail. I'd never last.