I walk into my local coffee shop this morning and the clerk greets me with a huge smile. This wasn’t terribly surprising as most days the clerks are cheerful but I don’t usually get a lot of attention.
The clerk stared at me for 10 long seconds before saying how wonderful the day was going and how she was super excited to take my order.She called two of her colleagues over to assist.
This gal is extra ordinarily attentive today.
“I’ll take the usual,” I said.
“Remind me, what size?”
“Large,” I replied.
“Hmm. Are you sure about that?” she asked.
She and her colleagues giggle, one of whom was a guy.
Am I missing something?
“If you say so, Chief,” she replied.
I pay for my drink and turn to stroll toward the door when I notice my zipper is down. Like “open for business” down. Like “I’m so desperate I’m simply going to walk around town with my pants unzipped to see what happens” down. Like “this is my final cry for help” down.
Wait, what did she mean by “are you sure?”
“I just want to point out that it’s cold outside,” I yelled toward the counter. “If I had known this was going to happen I would have prepared better. It’s definitely a large.”
Well, wouldn’t you know it. The three clerks who were laughing at me were gone and I realized I was now talking to a completely different group of clerks.
Awesome, so my fly is down and I’m talking gibberish to a bunch of strangers.
I’m running out of places to shop. Seriously.