I'm coming to have some real issues with people though, I mean, I'm a little cranky without my sweet tea. My first issue is this, they don't want to give me a large ice water at the drive through! I was running errands yesterday at lunch and went through the golden arches for goodness is a paper bag. When they asked what to drink I said a large ice water. I mean, even if it's just water, I'm a thirsty girl. The guy tells me they don't have a large ice water. They have bottled water, and small ice waters. WTF? That is ridiculous! Like people who drink water don't drink as large quantities or something? So what did I do? I was a smart ass and ordered two small ice waters. Seems stupid though, they just wasted an extra cup.
My second beverage issue has nothing to do with water though. Am I the only one who thinks it's a little crazy how much they charge for drinks at restaurants? So, if I order a tea or soda with a meal, I basically always get a to-go drink. I mean, I paid what? $2 for the drink? So I get a to-go cup.
Now, the natural flow of this is the last time they come by to check on us when we're leaving. They usually ask, "Can I get you some more tea/coke/water?" To which I reply, "Actually can I get one to-go?" Most places bring back a fresh drink in a to-go cup. More and more often though, I've been to places that just bring me the cup, lid, and straw. Even if my glass is less than half full. That just makes me mad. I worked as a waitress in school and I'd have never gotten away with something like that, it's just bad service!
So I transfer the little bit I have left and leave the cup at the edge of the table so that they can refill it before I leave. I've gotten ugly looks for it but I think it's crazy that someone who has been trained to provide service doesn't realize why that would piss me off a little.
Ok, done ranting about beverages. I'm really glad I didn't give up red wine. I will be having it tonight :) Now for your enjoyment, a little Rehab.