*or life’s like that…..
Here’s how my morning started today, with a visit to the coffee shop before I got on my train. It was clearly far too early both for me and the hapless server…:
Me: camomile tea please, with an almond croissant to take away
Server: is that with milk?
Me: (puzzled because why would I have milk with camomile tea and assuming therefore that I have misheard) regular please
Server: to eat here?
Me: no, take away please – can you put it all in the same bag please
Server: you would like your pastry in a bag? (putting pastry in a bag, but on a plate)
Me: (not noticing the plate) yes please and can I also have everything in a carry bag so I can walk to my train
Server: you want your pastry in a bag, in another bag?
Me: yes please – a small pastry bag, inside a carry bag, along with the camomile tea please
Server: Camomile tea? Oh, right – this tea you mean (the one she has just made for me)
Me: Great, thanks! (Pay and walk away with my carry bag)
On the train, I discover I have English Breakfast tea! But at least I do have an almond croissant. Oh, and plenty of bags.
Moral of the tale? Order coffee whenever embarking on train travel of course! 🙂