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Two Points of Betrayal - Qualified Perceptions
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Two Points of Betrayal
  • Here, Dunkin' Donuts "regular coffee" means "with cream and sugar". This is apparently a regionalism, which my parents were unfamiliar with.
  • I am not supposed to feed poisonous ice cream (for example, Pad Thai flavored ice cream) to harrock without telling him what it is first.

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desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK, I don't drink coffee, but "regular" ought to mean "plain" (i.e. black), not "the combination of options most people get."

Did you actually feed him Pad Thai flavored ice cream? And where did you find such a thing? (Ick...)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 4th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think it's totally out of line for "regular" to mean "typical", but it is kind of a mean trick to play on people who travel between places with different typicalnesses. :)

J.P. Licks has Pad Thai ice cream, which tastes very much like Pad Thai.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's more adventurous than J.P. Licks usually gets...
dpolicar From: dpolicar Date: October 4th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I discovered this when I was a freshman.
In my previous life, "regular" meant black.
Also, Dunkin' Donutses didn't close at night in my previous life.
This was among the noteworthy adjustments I had to make to college.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: October 4th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, it's a pain...

A bus driver asked me to go in and get him a "regular coffee" once. (At a brief rest stop from Boston to Albany.) He was quite perturbed when I came out with black coffee instead of his cream and sugar.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yeah, it's a pain...

Actually, I would tend to assume "regular coffee" was information about size, not whether it's got stuff other than coffee in it...
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 4th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yeah, it's a pain...

This is the exact same way I first learned! (Now I have to try and figure out if this is a true memory, or I'm doing that justom thing of remembering other people's memories. That would be indicative of a new shtick, which would be cool...)
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: October 4th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, it's much worse than that.

Unspecified, it means "I'd like a 3,000-calorie Diabetic Shock with a coffee chaser". Ugh.
ice_hesitant From: ice_hesitant Date: October 4th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ontario Tim Hortonism

I used to work at a Tim Hortons.

Black - just coffee
Regular - 1 cream, 1 sugar
Double-Double - 2 cream, 2 sugar
Triple-Triple - 3 cream, 3 sugar
4x4 - 4 cream, 4 sugar

Regular with Milk - 1 milk, 1 sugar

A decent chunk of people just listed the ingredients instead of using short forms.

And sizes are Small, Medium, Large, and XLarge. The dosages of the additives go up proportionally.
From: brilit Date: October 4th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Tea too!

Apparently, in Rhose Island, regular tea also means with cream and sugar. Shocked me when that happened the first time (and they had to remake it black).
twe From: twe Date: October 4th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tea too!

Barbarians!
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: October 4th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I knew that about D&D coffee, even though I've never ordered one.
From: tirinian Date: October 4th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does no one go to Dunkin' Donuts for the Donuts anymore?

And did you get extra Pad Thai ice cream and leave it in the freezer, or will I have to get my own?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 4th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our office does get donuts from Dunkin' Donuts, but I think they make more of their money from coffee nowadays.

And no, there is no Pad Thai ice cream in the freezer; I only had a sample taste. :)
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK, but...surely there isn't shrimp and/or chicken in the Pad Thai ice cream? Or beansprouts?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 4th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
The thing they said while handing me the taste was "It has green onions and cilantro in it". There was some peanutty taste, and... well, more than just onion and cilantro, but I don't know what. I didn't detect any actual meat though.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Peanuts and lime was going to be my guess; forgot about cilantro, but that and scallions both make sense too.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 4th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
It did taste remarkably like the overall Pad Thai flavor. I was quite impressed. (I wonder if that means there's fish sauce, though they probably would have mentioned non-veggie ingredients).
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe there's soy sauce instead.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's all about the Donuts! (Not that I ever buy donuts these days...But All The World's A Stage was largely written on Dunkin Donuts. :) )
From: brilit Date: October 4th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Amusing sidebar...

Our office has done a bunch of work at Dunkin' Donuts. (I haven't, though.) Apparently in the corporate office cafeteria, there's free donuts and Baskin-Robbins ice cream. :)
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: October 5th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
How odd. As a total non-coffee drinker, I would have asumed regular = not decaf. Huh.
eichin From: eichin Date: October 5th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Also DD's iced tea "plain" seems to have meant "only sugar syrup and lemon" often enough that I have learned to be very clear about *unsweetened*, and watch them make it. (Worse, though, is discovering on a just-before-closing wendy's drivethrough run that through a remote microphone, "ice tea" and "Hi-C" are confusable...)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 5th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Worse, though, is discovering on a just-before-closing wendy's drivethrough run that through a remote microphone, "ice tea" and "Hi-C" are confusable...)

I've read this three times now and each time it makes me giggle out loud. :)
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