Note to self: when trying to buy a vanilla latté at a coffee place, make sure you use a giftcard from that particular coffee place, not one from a competitor. The barista may not say it aloud, but you just know she’s thinking, “How can anybody be so STUPID? The name of the other coffee shop is RIGHT THERE on the card! Can’t she bloody READ? I can’t believe that she’s actually allowed out alone, poor idiot!”
Still, I slunk out of there a few minutes later clutching my latté, having ended up paying cash.
I just may never have the guts to go back.