Tea Time

I have acquired some odd American habits after half a dozen years in the US. One of those habits is drinking Ice Tea. It is refreshing, tastes better than fizzy drinks, and is not fattening. The latter advantage, I do frequently negate by mixing it with lemonade; an Arnold Palmer.

Ice Tea is available in almost every place that serves food or drink in the US; from fast food chains to fine restaurants. There are places that also serve it pre-sweetened, which seems odd as you have no control over much sweet you half. This is apparently very common in The South.

Last night we ate wings at a great fast-food place called Wingstop; it may shock you to discover that wings are their speciality. They have self-serve drink machines including an ice-tea dispenser. The machine is supposed to provide sweetened black-tea, unsweetened black-tea, sweetened green-tea, and raspberry tea. One of those options is drinkable. In this case, they had put sweetened black-tea on both the first two buttons. Leaving us without our drink.

I have never seen a staff less interested in a problem with service. They shrugged their shoulders, said machine was set up correctly. They said they had no cups for water, so could not give us water. It was only when I asked that they refunded money for the drinks we did not consume,

I am glad that we have other local Wingstops, for we shall not go back to the Vallejo one in a hurry.

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Published in: on 9 November, 2012 at 7:27  Leave a Comment  

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