May 16, 2005

More Coffee Chronicles

Ate breakfast this morning at Dizzy's, a local coffee shop, in an attempt to start off on a full stomach before settling into what should be my most intense week of writing yet.

As the mercury is finally rising to appropriate mid-May levels, I ordered an iced coffee, which I quickly polished off before ordering another. But before delivering my refill, the waiter warned me that it would not be free.

"Sorry, but we don't do free refills on iced coffee," he said.

"Why not?"

"Just the policy, I guess," he replied.

"I see," I said, pondering for a moment. "But you do offer free refills on hot coffee, no?"


"And I can get as much iced water as I want, right?"

"Yep," replied the waiter, smiling as he saw where I was going with my line of questioning.

"So can you bring me a cup of hot coffee and a glass of ice water, but hold the water?"

I wasn't quite Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces, but my waiter and I shared a good laugh.

Posted by Doug at May 16, 2005 09:25 AM