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It’s the little things that make you cRaZy….

Written By: Gary on September 5, 2008 3 Comments

So I’m at a pizza place and they don’t have bottled pop and I’m not drinking any fountain drinks if I don’t know where the water and ice is from. So I order a bottle of water and then I realize the place next door (a very nice restaurant that I ate at yesterday) has bottled pop so I went to get a Fresca.

I didn’t realize I’d put the place into such a tizzy! I walk up to the area where the bartender (not a bar), the register and two waiters are standing and order a Fresca. They all appear to understand me, I know they all know the word Fresca, but they don’t know what to do (I guess since I’m not at a table?). I’m stunned, they must do take-out, the BK across the street has a drive-thru, but they’re stuck. It’s not like they’re busy, I olny make customer number five. They ask me two more times what I want and I clarify that I will bring the glass bottle back to them (and I know this waiter knows I’m the guy sitting outside next door). Then he mentions that it’ll around $2 and I’ve been holding a 2,000 Colones bill ($4) most of the time I’ve been there.

Here’s how it ends: I hand him the bill and he has me go sit down outside and a few minutes later brings me the drink and my change. It’s just the little things like that which make life fun…

In hindsight: I should have just walked over to the grocery store and got a Fresca or maybe since the pizza was pretty boring I probably should have just gone to the restaurant next door again tonight…

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3 Responses to “It’s the little things that make you cRaZy….”

  1. Dave2 says on: 5 September 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Did you find out where the water was from in your pizza dough and sauce?

  2. Gary LaPointe says on: 6 September 2008 at 9:48 am

    I figure little bits are okay: washed fruit and dishes and stuff. But I wasn’t taking in any massive quantities on purpose.

    I’m hoping cooking would kill some of it…

  3. kilax says on: 6 September 2008 at 11:41 am

    How weird. It seems like ordering drinks in a foreign country is always a tricky situation.

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