iOnce Was Lost...
Nothin' But Net

Reading Comprehension Is Not Her Strength

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?"

"Yes. Almonds."

"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.