The other afternoon, feeling the need for a caffeine shot, I walked across to the Barista near my home in Shivaji Park. Almost as soon as I sat down in the outdoor section, a waiter came to my table and offered me a Lavazza cappuccino. "I didn't order that", I said, "in fact I haven't even seen a menu yet". He brought the menu, after which I waited twenty minutes for him to return. Looking through the glass wall, I couldn't see him, but there was another waiter hanging out doing nothing in particular. I walked in and ticked him off. The man at the counter came to his defence: "But sir, we sent your cappuccino".
"I didn't order a cappuccino, or anything else. You didn't give me a chance".
"But sir, you always have a cappuccino".
"So you're saying I'm obliged to drink a cappuccino every time I enter this establishment? Wonderful"
As I walked back home in a funk, I spotted a Nescafe van selling coffee for three rupees a glass. I sat on the Shivaji Park katta and sipped the beverage,Read More »from No Free Lunch