Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Day my Dad Passed Me Off as a Miss America Contestant
Barista: Welcome to Starbucks. What can I get you?
Dad: World peace.
Barista: Excuse me. Did you say "world peace"?
Dad: Yes. I think it's something we should all hope for.
Barista: Oh I agree. In fact, if you select me as your next Miss America I guarantee every child will have a map so they can find themselves and find inner peace.
Dad: Are you mocking me?
Barista: Oh no, sir. I would never do that. Because that would not help world peace.
Dad: Well I certainly hope you're not mocking that former Miss America contestant. Because that contestant was my daughter.
Barista: (silence) Um. Sir, I'm very sorry. So do you want to try one of our frappaccinos?