5.11.2011

"Number 2, Sir!"


I know it's probably a shocker, but Pliny has some quirks. One of my strange pet peeves is the unsolicited familiarity that sales people trot out. I've always been careful not to refer to patients by their first names in the hospital. I've always felt it was more respectful. So it's always bugged me to go into some coffee shop and have them ask for my name so they can call it out when my order's ready. I know, it's a quirk but I don't care. So lately, I've started responding to unsolicited request for my name with, "Number 2. sir!". I like to think that Vernon Pinkley would be proud...

4 comments:

Michael Lockridge said...

My wife uses a different name every time. Just don't make it too difficult. Many barista can't spell.

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GearHedEd said...

That picture looks like a former platoon sergeant of mine, only happier...

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Mike - so I'm not the only one.
GHE - that pic is from 'The Dirty Dozen', the third greatest war movie that Donald Sutherland was ever in. ('MASH', then 'Kelly's Heroes', of course.)