I Go to the Same Coffee Shop Every Day and The Guy Refuses to Treat Me Like a Regular and I Don't Like It
Since I started my new job back in April I have been going to the local, mom and pop, coffee shop that is in the same plaza as my office. I go five to ten times a week and I always get the same exact thing. Large iced coffee. It's always the same guy working. He's the owner and he refuses to act like he knows who I am. It's driving me crazy. Guy! We're basically friends! Every day, sometimes two times a day we have the same exact conversation. Word for word.
"What can I get for you?"
"Large Iced coffee."
"Will that be all?"
"Would you like your receipt?"
C'mon! Do you know how cool it feels to be a regular customer? When I was little my parents knew the owners of the Italian place up the street so we went there a lot. I always ordered the same exact thing. Not because I liked it. Because eventually I wanted the waiter to turn to me and say "the regular?" and I say "Yup" and then everyone else at the table is like "oh wow, he has a regular, he must be important, he's so cool. I wonder what the regular is? I can't wait to see what his regular is." Then they would bring me my spaghetti bolognese and be let down by how simple it was but I was only eight so they should have seen it coming.
Point is, I should walk into the coffee shop and this guys says "hey Jimmy, good morning!" and I say, "morning! how's everything going?" and by the time I get to the counter he's already started pouring my iced coffee. We chat about some current event or the weather. I pay. He says, see you later or see you tomorrow and I say, have a good one!
Instead of that awesomeness I'm stuck in some sort of 50 First Dates situation. And I don't like it! Also, they should have the whole punch cards cause if it was ten coffees and you get your eleventh free that would mean I'd get a free coffee every week.
One time in college we were going to Veggie World (the best sandwich in all of New Britain) and my friend Nick tried to pull off the regular customer routine. Owner asks him what he wants on his sandwich and Nick says "I'll have how you like it!"
Owner responds (say this in eastern european accent) "I don't know what that means how I like it? You want tomatoes? Onions? What does this mean how I like it?" Nick had to go step by step what he wanted. Never seen someone try to be a regular and get shut down so hard. Very funny to witness. That's why I can't make the first move with this guy. Balls in his court forever and always.
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