Dear Customer

Dear Customer –                     You’re a dick.        Sincerely,                 Your barista

Innocent Question

Hannah had her head cocked to the side, listening closely to the sound the steam wand was making in the milk as she tipped the metal pitcher to one side, watching the foam build up. When she was satisfied with the amount of foam, she set the pitcher flat on the espresso machine and turned…

Blowing off Some Steam

Her dirty, coffee-stained sneakers hit the sidewalk at a fast clip, heel-to-toe until she remembered to walk ball-to-heel, which never lasted long. She was walking home, her tote bag clenched between her left arm and the side of her body. Loose, black exercise pants were cinched tight above her hips, the hems rolled up to…

Nuts

1/3/14 Also on a terribly delightful note: Customer: *sets down cup of trail mix that has craisins, raisins, nuts, etc in it* Me: Will that be all? Customer: Yes Me: That’ll be 4.00 Customer: *starts fishing around in his wallet* Me: *brightly* You know who also has really good nuts? *everyone freezes – customer, and…