[scene: au bon pain at l’enfant plaza, waiting for caffeination]
au bon pain girl: next please.
heatherfeather: hi, may i have a medium iced coffee please?
abpg: that will be $1.72. [hands me paper cup, sleeve, and lid]
hf: i’m sorry, can i have an iced coffee please?
abpg: i charged you for iced coffee.
hf: um, can i have a cold cup with ice then? do i fill it myself at the coffee pots, like the hot coffee?
abpg: i CHARGED you for an iced coffee. [pushes paper cup, sleeve and lid toward me]
hf (increasingly confused, as the item that would decrease confusion was the item in question): but i don’t want hot coffee, i wanted cold coffee.
abpg: oh, you wanted it cold?
abpg: i thought you just wanted to pay for an iced coffee.* [gets plastic cup, fills to the brim with iced coffee] oops. did you want me to put ice in this?
ETA: this is my second favorite coffee foible… my first is here.
*which is more expensive than hot coffee. yes please, charge me more for hot coffee!