Wednesday, March 18, 2009

There are no seat belts on this bus

The Metro bus I was riding to work this morning played a recorded reminder to "buckle-up."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Regular Coffee

I regularly travel to Boston overnight on the train. I'm also a coffee drinker. So right after I get off the train, I'm looking for a cup of coffee. I have frequently had the experience when ordering coffee in Boston of having to confirm for the clerk, sometimes twice, that I don't want sugar in my coffee.

While I've become accustomed to this, yesterday I had an experience ordering coffee that really took the cake. I placed my order for "coffee with cream; no sugar." The clerk repeated back to me "no sugar." Then one of her coworkers came up from behind with a coffee cup, asking "was that a regular coffee?" The clerk said "yes" as her colleague proceeded to shovel spoonfuls of sugar from a bucket on the counter top into the empty coffee cup in her hand.