Friday, March 18, 2011


Eyes were popping at the Starbucks on Houston Avenue this morning when a Poor Shlubb ordered a simple bowl of Oatmeal and got less than he bargained for. Let me explain. I made the scene at about 7:30 a.m. and ordered a bowl of oatmeal and a banana. “That looks good,” said the Shlubb. “It is,” I replied, “And it’s good for you, too.” The Shlubb followed my lead and also ordered a bowl of Oatmeal. Five minutes later, all Hell broke loose. “Excuse me,” he said to the Barista on duty, “Can I have a spoon?” “No you may not,” said the Barista, curtly. “Seriously … I can’t get a spoon?!?,” the Shlubb repeated, his voice rising. “That’s right,” said the Barista, “No spoon for you! We’re out of spoons.” “What’s that I see right there … isn’t that a pile of spoons?,” said the Shlubb. “No. They’re not spoons,” said the Barista, sweeping a pile of what looked like plastic spoons out of sight. “How am I supposed to eat my Oatmeal, then?,” cried the Shlubb, “And what about him … did he get a spoon?” The Shlubb pointed in my direction. “Don’t drag me into this,” I laughed, waving my spoon in his direction, “This is strictly between you and that Spoon-atic behind the counter.” In the end, the Barista handed the Shlubb a fork and suggested he make do ...!


Paula said...

You could have ask him to wait until you finish and he could have your spoon. The barista could have run some hot water over it just in case you have a germ or two. Which of course I'm sure you don't. lol

Kattytrick said...

Hummmmm...Sounds like there's alot more to this spoon bid-ness. Good thing you didn't get more involved then you did!___=^..^=___Kittie

Webster said...

But I'd love to hear the back story. What was up with the Shlubb, or was it the Barista? I mean really? "No spoon for you." Sounds like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld.