Mickey D’s Coffee

I got asked how many creams I wanted in my coffee at a Mickey D’s in L.A. near a Dick’s sporting goods.

I said, “six.” In New York all I gotta say is light and they know what’s up. It’s not like that anywhere else.

This lady comes back, “six?!?”

Started to second guess myself, but held my ground, “Yah six.”

This was at the tail end of a cross country road trip with only quick pit stops, where outside of Texas I learned nobody knows how to make coffee in this country.

I was ready to fight for a good cup of coffee.

I waited through a huge pause like she had to confer with someone and then after people behind me started honking she said, “okay, fine, pull forward.”

I expected there to be an argument when I got to window. The manager would lean out and warn me, “you don’t want six creams bro. Try two. Two is good.”

“Instead, I paid, got my coffee and made it to Venice Beach.

 


 

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Author: Bryan Aiello

I call NYC home and wish the subway went everywhere and Times Square didn't suck. I saw John Turturro once. Maybe it was him. He was wearing a yellow shirt and smiled at me like he knew I knew. I am an Army vet who writes. I like characters who want more then they deserve. I like genre fiction. I love space. I love paladins. One day I might write a paladin in space story. Just you wait. The university of South Florida spit me out with a degree in creative writing and I find myself questioning the sanity of going to a school that advertises a fake beach on its brochure ever since. I intuit grammar. I Got married in 2012 We had twins in 2015. I do a lot of cooking and dog walking and ranting about the unfairness of sentience. You can follow me on Twitter: @bryaiello Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/BryanAiello My Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Voyage_of_Roadkill/ My Reddit profile: https://www.reddit.com/user/Voyage_of_Roadkill/ Like my work? Become a patron at: https://www.patreon.com/BryanAiello

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