Thursday, September 16, 2010
Starbucks employee, "You're allergic to metal spoons?"
I didn't hear what she said because in my mind all I heard were the "wahkwahwah" sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher used to sound like. I couldn't believe for me, that my coffee just achieved the equivalent status of Burger King. Obviously it was kosher still [for someone who does not keep Cholov Yisroel], but that spoon was almost CERTAINLY considered dairy (or worse, traif), and my coffee was very hot.
So I apologized and told her that due to my very strict dietary restrictions, I cannot have any metal spoons in my coffee. I know I phrased it weird, but I wasn't about to explain kashrus to a teenage Starbucks employee. She understood me as saying that I had some allergic reactions to metal. I held back a chuckle, and then commented that it was that way with me and dairy as well, so not to worry.
So for the past few minutes, I've been hearing her whisper to her co-worker that "I've never heard of anyone having an allergy to metal spoons!"
Later, she asked me if I can put a wooden spoon in the coffee for her to stir it for me. Seeing that she had an unused wooden [stick] stirrer in her hands, I told her that would be fine.
We live in a silly silly world. :)