|Not regular sweet tea, but doesn't it |
"I'm sorry," I said, "but we don't have sweet tea."
"Uh, yes you do, actually." she snipped. Excuse me? Which one of us has worked here for five years? I think I'd know if we had a vat of sweet tea in the back, especially since it's suddenly all the range up here.
Even thought I wanted to throttle her, I calmly listed our flavored teas, which are the closest we have to a sweet tea.
"Well, I've had it before," she insisted.
"Yes, that other little girl got it for us!" Mom chimed in.
Something deep in my memory stirred .... oh god dammit, Dallas! So I had to ask around and see if anyone knew what she had done to make sweet tea for this bitch. Turns out, she used our expensive bar syrup! Instead of just telling her customers that we don't have sweet tea, because we fucking don't, she used the bar syrup with regular tea. We charge $3.99 for our drinks with bar syrup! And knowing Dallas, she didn't even charge them for the regular iced tea. She's in the camp who gives free shit to get tips -- something I've found doesn't really work because people don't even look at the ticket or notice half the time!
So I made the bitch her "sweet tea" -- not the super-saturated tea you get when you make proper sweet tea, but fucking tea with sugar, which she could have put in at the table her damn self. But I also used the sweet tea button in the computer (yeah, I don't know why we have a button but don't serve it. We also have a button for salmon we don't have, and tap beers I've never heard of). Hope you enjoyed that $3.30 glass of tea, bitch. Next time, try this instead: