We got Thai food last night, but we didn’t feel like doing the restaurant thing, so we ordered it to go. We showed up, and the hostess said our order was ready, but first she needed to know…
On the Thai iced teas with cream, did we want the small or large size?
Now, I’m used to going into this restaurant, ordering Thai iced tea with cream, and having a teensy glass of this insanely delectable drink, loaded down with ice and chock-full of caffeine, brought out to me. I spend the whole meal sipping it slowly, savoring its incredible taste and the immediate head rush. The idea of a ‘large’ size just hadn’t occurred to me.
I paused, and carefully asked, “What size again?”
She patiently explained. “Do you want the twelve-ounce size, or the thirty-two?”
My mind boggled. I pulled myself together, and asked, “How much for the thirty-two?” I envisioned heaps of golden coinage, a king’s ransom, a trillion dollars.
“Three dollars.” She said. Matter of factly. As if it was just something a normal person might say.
“Two large Thai iced teas, please.”
The hostess smiled at me, and went back to the kitchen for our order. She returned with two huge tubs of the most insanely good beverage ever created.
Up until this point, I’d never really understood the hobbit’s line from Lord of the Rings.
“It comes in pints?”
Oh, and the supparod fried rice was good too.