“Large latte thanks”, I say.
“We don’t have large; we only have small and regular”, shop person replies.
“Okay, regular will be fine thanks”, I say.
Next visit to same coffee shop:
“Regular latte thanks”, I say.
“That’s a large one [waving prop cup in the air as a visual aid for simpleton customer]; or did you mean a small one?”, shop person replies.
“The large one will be fine thanks”, I say.
The above conversation alternates with each visit, on an endless tape loop.
None of the shop persons do.
Latest visit to the coffee shop went like this:
“Two regular flat whites thanks.”
Shop person commences coffee making process; comes back over to collect money. I hand over $6.00. She insists that it’s only $5.
“Oh, did you want large?” she asks.
“Uuummm, yes”, I mumble; suddenly finding the ordering of a simple cup of coffee confusing & draining.
“They’ve just changed the sizes”, explains shop person.
“What are they called now?” I ask, with trepidation.
“The small one is now a regular and the larger one is now a large”, she explains patiently.