If you’re lucky what starts out as a giggle morphs into a guffaw, followed by a chortle. Then it happens…somebody snorts! At this point it’s all over. One snort leads to another. On rare occasions, you might get to witness the ever elusive triple-snort! Soon you’re doubled over, holding your sides and roaring with laughter while tears stream down your cheeks!
People don’t laugh enough. I know I don’t. I tend to take life rather seriously, but periodically something appeals to my bizarre sense of humour.
Case in point….
A few weeks ago I was on my way back to the office and decided to pop into the Starbucks drive thru. It was a warm summer day, so I decided to have one of their berry refreshers.
You all know how complicated ordering a drink at Starbucks can be. All I had to get out were the words “Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher”. Four words. Easy right? Apparently not. I pulled up to the speaker, confident in my linguistic ability and proceeded to order a very HAIRY berry hibiscus refresher.
My ever helpful brain immediately conjuring up a graphic mental image of a Starbucks cup, personified complete with Duck Dynasty beard, and green eyes peering out from beneath scraggly fur-like hair.
I completely lost it! My whoop of wild laughter quickly dissolved into hysterical giggling. A long pause emanated from the other side of the drive thru speaker. I made another futile attempt at gasping out my order between fits of giggles.
I finally managed to choke out the words, “that pink berry drink”, then gave up, driving up to the window instead. The person at the drive thru window was doing her best to keep a straight face, but seeing me hanging over the steering wheel, gibbering helplessly about the “hairy berry drink” was too much for her. The two of us had a good laugh!
I suspect my little verbal faux pas made her day. I know it did mine. Every time I thought about it I giggled hysterically. Hopefully you are by now, too.
Remember the next time you go to Starbucks it’s a VERY BERRY HIBISCUS…hold the hair!