James has this quirky habit of embarrasing minimum wage employees and his kids, whenever we are in drive thrus (oh, ok - forget drive thrus - just out in public is good enough). He drives into McD's and asks the unsuspecting victim at the other end of the mic, "How much are your $1 fries?" When they answer with "$1.08 with tax", he promptly says, "Ok, but what about before tax?" By this time the poor soul is wondering if this is some kind of psycho and in a shaky voice replies, "Um, that would be $1, sir." James then goes for the jugular and says, "Oh good, and what if I got 2 of them?" A wary chuckle usually comes through the squak box as they total that up for him. He relieves them before pulling forward by letting them know he was just kidding... But it doesn't stop at McD's. At Starbucks he asks if they serve coffee products, and then after they affirm that fact he places his order and adds a $1 fry... At Krispy Kremes he asked if they had any donuts. The lady behind the counter must have had one just like him at home because she told him, "No. We only serve pizza here!" Totally took him off guard!!
SO... when our good friends, Frank and Dawn, took us to McMenamin's on New Years, why would I expect anything different?
We are sitting at the bar, waiting for our table and also for another friend to join up with us, when the bartender asked if we'd like something while we wait. Dawn pursed her lips and then perked up and asked, "Do you do Spanish Coffee's here?" Sara, the bartender, got a knowing twinkle in her eye and said, "Oh Yeah... we do Spanish Coffee". Now - I am below a featherweight when it comes to alcohol (is there a gossimere weight? - that would be me). A hefty merlot will knock me on my butt. And so I, in my gossimere ignorance, ask Dawn, "What's a Spanish Coffee?" Before she barely has time to breathe, a really bad impersonation of a Santa Poco Mexican comes from behind me saying, "Ohhhh, ...it's like beer."
Oy Vay! That's mi "Amigo" husband!
I had one... they're nothing like beer.