I tried to “simply” order a coffee in Oxford while waiting for my group yesterday morning. Goodness this is hard these days, isn’t it?
Would I like an Espresso, an Americano, a Latté, a Cappuccino, a Mocha, a Macchiato or a Caramel-latté?
Would I like that decaf?
Sugar? What sort of sugar?
Would I like skinny milk? Or Organic? What about Fairtrade or Soya, then?
Now, would I like a muffin with that?
Or a waffle?
Or a “Bilberry Special”, which is fresh? (Is the other stuff all stale or something?)
Next week’s lottery numbers? A run down on the five orders of classical architecture? Key to nuclear fission? Free return ticket to Vancouver?
I knew there was a reason I like tea!