Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Christmas Miracle

Yesterday I had about twenty minutes to spare. I had my book so I went to Starbucks where I stood at the counter trying to decide what minimum investment could justify my backside on a Starbucks seat for the short time I’d got available. The staff behind the counter were all busy, clearing, making drinks, retrieving muffins from the oven etc.

One of the girls began to approach me. I knew she was going to take my order but before I could issue it our attention was taken by a kerfuffle to our side with the barista.

It happened in slow motion as these things do…

The Starbucks cream dispenser had come to life.

The barista had grown at least four pairs of cartoon arms as she tried to control the malfunctioning Starbucks cream vacuum dispenser. For three metres cubed the air was filled with a fine spray of squirty cream.

The other personnel collapsed into giggles before realizing there was a customer present.

‘So sorry madam…’ she said in between hysterics.

I had no idea I was so firmly within the radius of the cream, but truly, what is the point of being upset? ‘It’s no problem.’ We shared some more grinning.

Mortified but still hysterical with laughter her face lit up, ‘Ah madam,’ she laughed. ‘It’s snowing in Bangkok; happy Christmas.’

12 comments:

Mary Mary said...

Snowing, indeed! Cute little story to share. I liked it!

Angie said...

Sounds like a tasty white Christmas! ;)

Flowerpot said...

I can ujust picture that - lovely!

Liz said...

Did you get a free beverage out of it? That truly would have been a Christmas miracle!

Anonymous said...

Love it - hope it doesn't happen on Monday! J xi

Su said...

What a fun story. I'm so glad you are easygoing enough to laugh at it as well!

Ragged Thread Cartographer said...

pure dead brilliant! and the right barista in the right place at the right time.

Kat W said...

Excellent story - made me giggle imagining it.

Kat :-)

Chris Stovell said...

I've just had my first laugh of the day - not at you being covered in cream, although I would have liked to see the staff trying to control the rogue machine - no, this story made me smile, but it was the series of photos below that made me laugh out loud. Jingle balls, eh?

Jenny Beattie said...

Mary Mary, thank you.

Angie, I didn't think to open my mouth and tip my head back! Doh.

Flowerpot, thanks. Why are these images always slow motion?

Liz, I got a size up for the size of my medium!

Anon (Jane) Me too. I might lose my sense of humour a second time.

Su, well, I don't think there was an alternative though... It was just an accident.

RTC, yes, so true. How come she thinks of the right line at the right time? I always think of it when I get home...

Kat, it was funny...She was so quick.

Chris, I'm so glad you enjoyed them both.

Maci Miller said...

So cute!

kangaroobee said...

That's hilarious! Reminds me of when I spilled cream on someone's lap when I used to waitress.

Catherine