I couldn’t quite believe my ears when the person in front of me in the queue at Starbucks ordered (in a dead-pan voice):
“A tall skinny Ethiopian, please”
I did my best to hold back the laughter, but I ended up sniggering. And then the barista (who knows me well) saw the look of my face and then started to crack up herself.
Meanwhile the person ordering the coffee had no idea what was going on or the hilarity of what she had just ordered.