Me (behind the bar): What can I get you?
Customer: Just a lemonade please.
Me: So, like, pop or juice?
Customer (with baffled look on face): What?
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Me: Pop or juice?
Customer: I don’t know… Just a lemonade please…
My manager (who happens to have overheard this conversation): What are you on about you crazy woman?!?!?
Me (staring at the fountain drink controller in my hand): Ok, so did you want squash (a lemon flavored pop they have in Australia)? Should I push the "Sq" button for squash or the "l" button?
My manager: Just push the friggin "l"!!!!!!
Customer walks away with a "lemonade," whatever that means.
Manager: We don’t say pop in Australia.
Manager: And we certainly don’t sell old-fashioned lemonade, or juice, as you call it. We’d have to charge $15 a glass if you tried to give him lemon juice.Me: Ooh.
Manager: And while squash is, in fact, lemon flavored, if someone asks for lemonade, you push the "l" button. If they want squash, they’ll ask for squash.
Me: So what is behind the "l" button?
Manager: It’s sprite.
Me: What??? You people call sprite lemonade. I didn’t even know sprite was supposed to be lemon flavored.
Manager: You Canadians are weird.
Me: You think that’s weird, let me tell you about a very popular drink we have called a Caesar…