“A grande Americano,” the barista stopped to smirk, “for—”
“Don’t say it,” I snapped, plunging my hand into the tip jar on the corner of the counter in the coffee shop.
“—a grande Americano.”
I withdrew the dollar I had deposited there earlier.
“Worth it,” he proclaimed.
“A Grande Americano” was originally published by 50-Word Stories in 2014.