You live in the States, yeah? Whereas there are rude people everywhere you go, nowhere has quite as many folks eager to wield their miniscule authority and weaponize their own ignorance.I was at a Ford dealer today to get my car repaired. I was given a ticket for a free breakfast meal in the cafeteria. It says on the menu "comes with a coffee". So I picked a sandwich, but wasn't sure exactly what kind of coffee I could get. So after telling the guy I wanted the BLT, I asked him
- It comes with a coffee, right? (Really was dumb of me to have asked this. It's written on the dayum menu!)
- That's what it says.
- So, do I get to choose which kind of coffee, or...?
- *Looks at me weirdly* It says coffee on the menu...
- If you are referring to espresso or americano, no, those aren't coffee.
- Oh, uh... OK. Just coffee then.
To be honest, the whole exchange made me feel embarrassed, lol.This is what happens when an introvert bites more than he can chew.It was dumb of me to ask something obvious (dayum, I suck at talking!), but I didn't know those weren't considered coffee!Or are they...?
What the hell!? It's like you ask your friend to Starbucks by saying "Wanna go SB to get some coffee?" and he says "Sure, but I prefer Americano over coffee." I've always thought coffee is a general, blanket term for all these. I'm really confused right now.
Honestly, I don't think that was his intention at all. Don't know who decided the menu that way. I've been to this dealership a few times, and all the staff members were pretty friendly and professional. So, maybe the dude was honestly confused, or he realized why I was asking, but his boss decided the menu that way. But still, what an embarrassing conversation!it's one thing for them to not want to admit that they don't know what they're talking about, it's a whole other thing to try to turn that ignorance around on you when they're dead wrong.