I went to McDonald's this morning to get my sugar-free caffeine with bubbles and a fruit and yogurt parfait. When I pulled up to pay, the cashier said to me:
"Hi," I said, waiting for my total.
"Hello sweetie!" he said again in his south of the border accent.
"Hi. How are you?" I said, thinking "just give me the total already."
Finally, he looked at me quizzically and said again
Only this time he said it slower and I realized that he was not being fresh or flirtatious with me. He was asking me if I had ordered "a large sweet tea?"
And right there in the McDonald's drive-thru my brief fantasy of being propositioned by a Latin lover was crushed.