The barrista, in a booming (rather scary) voice, asks the woman what "the most embarrassing song in your music collection" is. I didn't hear her answer, but she must've given one as the barrista bursts out in song (a country song I didn't recognize, possibly Shania Twain or something). I'm kind of flipping between being entertained / freaked out by him at this point and very much wanting to focus on my order.
I become a little anxious over wth MY song will be, *thinkthinkthink*, as I inch closer.... The woman directly ahead of me is asked the very same thing, but I didn't hear a song at the end, so she maybe politely passed? I figure I can as well and relax a bit, smiling as he asks what what he can get for me.
I am halfway through my order and about to add on the "xtra hot" bit, when he gets all scary (loud voice) and asks...
I say, "I'm really not good when put on the spot - can I get back to you after I've had some yummy, caffeinated *wink* coffee?" and continue being upbeat about the whole thing, as he seemed a happy guy and just trying to be friendly
His face instantly changes, like Jekyll-Hyde, and he scowls at me and says, "yeah, whatever" and waves me off, catching the eye of the customer behind me and rolling his eyes. I try to add the last part of my order, but he turns his back on me pointedly and seems super pissed.
I am kind of stunned and wander down to the serving area, catching one of the other barristas so I can make sure they steam it longer, like I wanted.
Was there some kind of promo thing where barristas HAVE to ask this question? I know they do when they offer you a cookie on occasion, but even then, it's nice on both ends and no one's feelings are hurt...
*edited because I suck at cuts as much as song recollection.