Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Who needs a water cooler when there's a liquor store?

Late nights at work sometimes mean a much needed adult beverage to accompany me. It makes working long hours a little more worth it. (Maybe)

Tonight, I made the 1/2 block walk to the local liquor store and it was such a perfect break.

The couple in front of me was in desperate need of Butterscotch Schnapps. But the language and accent barriers between them and the store owner was a mission in itself.

"Do you have Butterscotch Schnapps?"
"Yes, we have scotch. Very good scotch."
"No, no...BUTTERscotch SCHNAPPS. Do you have that?"
"Yes, scotch. We have many."

This went on for minutes I suppose, but it felt like ages. In a good way. Ages of break that I needed from my computer.

The conversation ended in the couple writing down exactly what they wanted and the store owner promising he'd have it tomorrow because the truck was coming and he'd be sure to order it special.

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