The meeting at the café was supposed to be quick and easy, but it quickly became complicated. My friend hasn’t arrived yet so I decided to queue at the coffee shop.
“Can I have a cup of coffee, please?” I said loudly at the barista.
“Which one, Sir?”
“White, no sugar” I answered.
“We don’t just have coffee, Sir. We have Latte, Americano, Capuccino, Espresso… have a look at our list and tell us what you want.” He’s trying to be patient.
“All these choices… uhmm, OK, can I have a Café Latte, please?”
“How big would you like it, Sir?”
“Oh, just a small one.”
“OK, one TALL Café Latte. To drink here or take out?”
“Here, I’m drinking it here.” And a big sigh of relief.
“Anything else, Sir?”
“No, no, that’s enough for today.”
“That would be €2.75.”
“I don’t have a change. Have you got a change for €20?”