I work at a Thruway Starbucks in Upstate NY, we have four other stores besides ours in the rest stop, of all places, and of all people, this happens to me.
Me and my 3 other co-workers are working and we are standing near the bar when we hear this cat screech, were looking around thinking that it was either;
A) a baby
B) an actual cat
C) a cell phone
2 minutes goes by and we hear it again. Now other customers are looking to see if there’s a cat in our store and me and my co-workers are figuring its really a cell phone.
I get this customer who comes up to my register and asks for one of our “coffee products” in some weird “Russian” accent, I say this with quotations because I don’t know if I can call his accent Russian, seeing it really wasn’t much of an accent, and I ask him if he wants coffee and he says yes.
Then I asked him what size he wanted and he goes “latte”, and I go, “okaaay, what size?”
And he just stares at me.
I ask again, and he stares at me.
So I do the universal hand motion for the sizes and he chooses small.
So I ring him up for a small latte, and tell him the price was $3.29.
He looks at the price and goes “I don’t have enough.”
He was holding a 5 dollar bill. -_-
I tell him he has enough, but he continues to tell me he doesn’t. I’m finally able to take the five from him and give him change.
I tell him that the drink is under the lights and he stares at me.
"It’s right over there."
He stares at me.
"It’ll be under the lights." and now I’m pointing in the direction of the drop off counter.
He finally walks over towards the lights, and keeps going to Famiglia’s Famous Pizza. He stands at the register there till a friendly customer brings him his drink. He stares at him and comes back over to the counter.
Now, I don’t know what was going on when this happened but, me and one of my co-workers are talking about the cat screech noise we heard earlier and all of a sudden this dude makes the same noise!
I start giggling like a school girl when i hear it, because the look on my co-workers face when she saw him make the noise, made my day.
He over heard us talking about the noise and then he tells us its a Bavarian wife call. His wife then comes out of nowhere, agreeing, saying he uses it for when he’s lost or needs her. -_-
So then after a couple of minutes of him and his wife at the condiment stand, he looks at me and says “Ok, we leave now…”
"I love you."