I wish I'd thought of saying that at the time.
I went to an A.A. meeting on friday, met an old friend and we repaired to a cafe for a coffee. I was asked how 'do you want your coffee?' and I replied 'strong but with extra milk.' But the young fella who was serving went into one. 'You can't have strong coffee with extra milk, it's a contradiction in terms!' he ranted. I was taken aback and there are times when I wished I had a violent nature, because he was implying I was stupid. I sort of feebly said 'no I like 2 spoons of coffee and extra milk. 'This is filter coffee' he snapped. So you can't have filter coffee strong? I heap 2 tablespoons of filter coffee for 1 cup at home. And yes I got a cup of very feeble coffee which probably had about a teaspoon of filter coffee in it. Why didn't I snap back - loudly - 'why the fuck are you asking people how they want their coffee if you're not prepared to do it, and why are you being so bloody rude to a paying customer?' You see - it's Sunday and it's still bugging me.