Friday, July 1, 2005

Cool Hand Chuck

So I cut my afternoon nap short because I don't want to miss the "Root Beer Floats Time" in the Bingo room.  But when I get there I am told that the activity director went home ill. It's about a hundred degrees today.  Root beers floats are cancelled.

Doesn't bother Cool Hand Chuck, he has a scooter and Starbucks is just across the parking lot.  So off I fly.

At Starbucks I order a "tall mocha Frappechino," their special iced coffee.  "Three dollars," says the clerk.  I hand it over.

"Three dollars?" I think.  "Last time I paid $4.25, and the time before that I paid $3.95.  Never the same price."

Then I was handed my one quart Frappechino in a one PINT container.  When I said tall, the clerk heard small.  Oh, well, better luck next time.

I scooted home with my tiny iced coffee.  There on my desk was a printed slogan from Cool Hand Luke.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate"

7 comments:

plieck30 said...

Umm we had root beer floats at our senior center today too. Also cake and watermelon. we celebrated 4th of July big time. Paula

robinngabster said...

Some might call that Murpy's law.  :)

kateh2ocolorart said...

At Starbucks TALL = SMALL....I only know that from getting somebody's coffee.  I don't know what the regular and large names are.
K

valphish said...

Oh my...I hope it cooled you off anyway! xox
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fitzzer said...

That's a bummer - root beer floats are the best!!! ~ Lori

drjuditha said...

Chuck, when life gives you a lemon, you definately make lemonade.  Pttttoeey on those not giving you the joy of root beer floats and kudos for your everyday upbeat attitude!

Judy
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princesssaurora said...

I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me at Starbucks!  Now I just always order a venti!!! LOL

Dawn
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ps I LOVE your journal!!!!