Dept. of “I’m So Blogging This”

She’s normally polite, friendly, and sweet. Nice. If she’s funny, it’s in a pleasant, non-confrontational way.

So after some normal barista-customer banter with a regular customer that was still trying to decide on her breakfast, to hear the nice barista say, with an unfamiliar edge in her voice, “I don’t have all day here, you know?”

…it caused silence in the entire coffee shop, a silence that stretched until the barista broke it by saying, sheepishly, “I… I was just kidding. You know?”

The customer laughed nervously. “Yes. I knew it!”