coffee this morning

i walked into a grocery-store-attached coffee shop this morning to a group of jr. high girls at the counter – one of which was not wearing pants – only bathing suit bottoms with uggs and a sweatshirt.

it’s december.

and even in southern california it’s cold.  people are wearing down vests and big sweaters.

ok, back to the conversation i had to listen to without butting in:

teenybopper: “aaaahhmmm….do you have anything with protein?”
(male) barista: “we have a banana strawberry smoothie with protein powder.”
tennybopper: “what about just a banana? do you have just a banana?”
barista: “well, yes, we have bananas, but they’re like 89cents and in the grocery store they’re like $.25….
….i mean…i can sell you a banana if you want. i’m just sa-”
teenybopper yells back to her mother across the store: “MOM!! IS A BANANA PROTEIN???”
–at this point two people in the line behind me yell “no!!”–
teenybopper turns back around: “ok. well…. aahhmmm… yeah, can i have a banana and a tall skinny caramel latte with whip cream?”
–barista rings her up, takes her money, gives her change, and starts in on her drink.–
teenybopper: “actually…i don’t want the banana anymore.”


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