When Kimi was in hospital Camden just after he was born, she asked me to stop and get some breakfast at Panera. So Cade and I stopped. We walked in and there wasn't anybody in the store. So I walk over to where I have always ordered food and no one came to the counter. I have never been in Panera at breakfast time. I asked someone standing behind the counter if this was where I ordered food and she said "No over there". I turned around and the line was clear out the door. WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?
2nd time this happened (Just recently) was after I dropped off Abigail at school. I stopped at Starbucks to get my morning coffee. When I arrived there was 1 woman waiting on her coffee at the other end of the counter. NO one else was in the store. By the time I paid I turned around the line was out the door.
3rd time the next morning at the same Starbucks. SAME thing. OK it could have been the time of day, because I always dropped Abigail off at 7:45 am, then drove to the same Starbucks.
Was it WHAT I ORDERED? NO! Just a Grande Cafe Americano! Nothing fancy, just black coffee. Was the clerk taking the money slow, not being able to find the coffee key on the register without being a "tall, white chocolate carmel mocha, with non-fat, no whip".
4th time was this morning. I had to take some blood tests for my doctor appointment, so I had to fast before they took my blood. So I was in Edmond. NOT TEXAS, NOT accross from the hospital. It was about 8:30 am. I walked in there was a couple of people sitting down at the tables drinking their coffee. I handed the lady behind the register my cup and ordered a Grande Cafe Americano. The clerk repeated it back to me. I paid her cash $5, thought at the time that it was a different price. Stood at the counter to get my coffee and she handed me my cup and said "white chocolate mocha". I said "NO". AT THIS POINT THE LINE WAS CLEAR BACK TO THE DOOR! I asked the clerk if she rang up the wrong price as well. She replies "OH you didn't want a white chocolate mocha?" So then she had to get the manager and get my change. OK I did hold up the line at that point, BUT it was already out to the door before I interrupted the line.
SO THEN I THINK:
Is it me? I don't dig in my purse, I usually just pull a card out of my pocket. This morning it was a $5 bill. I don't talk to the clerk at the register. It has been both male and female.
I have notice this in the past, but it just seems to be getting more and more frequent.
I know what you are saying: "At least the crowd is not in front of you and you have to wait in the long line!"
Do you find things like that happening to you?