So I pull up to the Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru the other morning to buy some donuts, muffins and bagels for my family, who was visiting for the weekend (there is no walk-in option).
Here's the exchange:
Me: "I'd like to order four muffins. What kind do you have?"
DD employee: "Blueberry, corn and chocolate chip."
Me: "OK, I'll have three blueberry and one corn."
DD employee: "Would you like any coffee?"
Me: "No, but I'll also have..."
DD employee: "Please drive up."
Me: "I'm still ordering."
DD employee: "Go ahead."
Me: "I'll have five bagels and a dozen donuts. Just give me a mix on the donuts."
So I drive up, pay for my muffins, bagels and donuts and pull over to the side, just to check to see if they got it right. I open the box of donuts and find that there are 12 variations of chocolate donuts — double chocolate, Boston cream, chocolate frosted and chocolate sprinkled.
Me, cutting off a few cars to get back to the window: "Um, I asked for a mix and I got a box of chocolates."
DD employee, turning to someone in the back room: "Hmm. Lester, he asked for a mix."
Lester (apparently, the guy who selected my donut mix): "I gave him a mix."
DD employee: "See, these look like mostly chocolate."
Lester: "Well I was just trying to get rid of the donuts we have a lot of."
Finally, I get a mix (jelly and plain, what a concept) and drive away.