last night. I needed to purchase a book for Rachel at Barnes and Noble and thought I would use one of my Christmas gift cards. I placed my order for a skinny-decaf-cinnamon-Dulce-latte (try to say that three times fast)...heavy on the skinny part because apparently the holidays are over and this girl doesn't want to resemble the Subway commercial. Do you know what I'm talking about? If you haven't seen it then watch this video:
Funny, right? Sure, if it happens to someone else. So, I went with the skinny latte. A young guy who is probably Rachel's age took my order. He looks at me and says, "May I help you "ma'am"?" He accented the ma'am where everyone heard him. I though to myself, how nice that he has manners...all good Texans should.
I placed my order in hopes that my skinny latte would not cause me to resemble the Subway commercial and as the young guy repeats my order back to me, he adds, "Is that correct "ma'am"?" Again, heavy on the "ma'am." I think my eye may have twitched just a little because he had referred to me as "ma'am" twice in less than a minute. Young guy has manners but now the little dude is starting to get on my nerves a little bit. How old does he think that I am?
I paid for my coffee and when the little punk hands me my receipt he exclaims, "Have a nice day, "ma'am!"" And I wanted to grab the little snot by his Hollister shirt and tell him that is enough is enough! I am only 41 years old and I look much older today than I normally do because I had been up all night with this irritating cough and I didn't feel very good and could he please stop with the ma'am because he was making me feel older than dirt!
And then the barista looked at the young guy and asks, "Did she want that decaf?" To which I, or ma'am~heavy on the accent, replies, "Yes, or I will be up all night!"
Oiy! Just call me Mam maw!