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Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about the dude who called her a "pumpkin pie latte kind of girl," and wondered whether baristas regularly peg customers as certain types of coffee. Surprise! There was a bit of a skirmish in the comments section.
T. L. Hamilton had a surprisingly sane point of view about the whole thing:
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My tastes change all the time. Sometimes I want an espresso. Sometimes its black coffee. Still others it's a gingerbread latte (tis the season) or even (gasp) a frappucino.
What doesn't change is my confidence level. Who cares what the barista thinks; I'll order what I want and I'll tip for decent service.
T. L. Hamilton, that is just so...normal and healthy. Don't change!