The free glass of water pandemic
Why is it that every single time I go through a drive thru and ask for a glass of water, I get stares and whispering. It’s almost akin to the bandit who walks into a saloon in the old west – everyone’s haveing a great time, music’s playing and then here comes Mr. Badass. The music stops and everyone’s quiet. I order a water and people look at me like I must have made some sort of mistake.
I do not drink soft drinks, pop, soda, whatever you call it. I drink water, coffee, juice and beer. That’s it. So when I go to get some dinner, I order a LARGE glass of water with my meal. I usually just ask for a glass not a bottle. They say the same thing everytime, “Sir, our water only comes in a small.” And then I patiently say, “Well, I will pay extra for a large.” There’s usually a small pause. Probably consulting with the brightest of their lot. And then the most ridiculous thing they could ever say follows the silence, “Sir, since you have to pay full price anyway, do you just want to get a Pepsi or something?” I either get this scenario or this one. I ask for a large water and they give me a small. No questions, nothing. I then repeat that I asked for a large. Then it picks up from where the silence left off from scenario one. Every single time, it never fails.