Friday, July 01, 2005

Damn tourists

So I'm standing in line at Starbucks, running late for work. I want/need coffee. Really, really badly.

There is a long line.

Directly in front of me are a tourist and her teenaged Britney-wannabe spawn. The teenager is flitting around looking at the stuffed animals, trying to figure out which one she wants (who buys a stuffed animal from Starbucks?) and generally grating on my nerves. Finally, they start talking about what they're going to order. After discussing all the possibilities, they decide. They are now next in line. Right before they step up to order, the mother calls out to the dad (who is saving their seats), "What do you want?" He says, "Oh, yeah. I better come look."

They're next. There's only one person taking orders. This dickwad hasn't even thought about what he wants to get. And I haven't had any fucking coffee yet.

No, you stupid Midwestern fuck, you should have already decided. You shouldn't come up and look when your wife gets to the front of the fucking line. You shouldn't tell the girl at the register, "I'm not sure what I want yet." You shouldn't waste the time of everyone standing behind you in line, because we're New Yorkers who haven't had our fucking coffee yet AND WE WILL FUCKING CUT YOU!!!!!


Sometimes I hate working in Times Square.


tortillagurl said...

Completely can relate to this situation. I live in good ole sunny San Diego and we get our share of inconsiderate tourists - it's horrible ...I feel your pain - coffee is an essential part of the day "Hooray for the beans"

matt said...

As Oklahoma is considered midwest by some, I have to live and interact with these people daily. You would think I would be used to it, but it pisses me off everytime, several times a day.

Jess said...

And a New York jury would acquit you for cutting them. ;)

MzOuiser said...

I'm surprised nobody else in line did cut them. Maybe they were all on their cellphones.

Zenchick said...

what was that some time ago about you going to Shambhala...???

palochi said...

And they're breeding more and more of these people everyday.

My nickname for them is "tourrorists."

sam the subversive said...

There oughta be lines for residents and tourists.

Mark said...

You display more patience than me, my friend. I get pissed off if anyone in line ahead of me orders anything more complicated than simple brewed coffee. Any order that requires more than six words from the customer just takes too much fucking time!

Maybe Starbucks needs to install a self-serve line for the just-a-cup-of-joe guys like me.

Dave Harty said...

You work in Times Square and you're complaining about tourists?