A man came into the post office today and asked for a chai latte. I said we didn’t have any. He didn’t believe me.
Are you sure? he said.
I said, look around. We sell envelopes, cards, boxes, jiffy bags. This is a post office, not a coffee shop.
He looked at the shelves then at the exchange rate board behind me and said: but I don’t need envelopes or anything like that. I need a coffee. A chai latte preferably. Why wouldn’t you sell them?
I said, because this is a post office. Post offices don’t generally sell coffee. It’s not what they’re for.
He looked confused, but you’re a shop, aren’t you? You sell things.
I said, yes, we are, and we do sell things. Just not coffee. You’re welcome to put it in the suggestion box, though, and I pointed at it.
He followed my finger there…
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