Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Potato, potato

At work some British lady wanted to order coffee in Dutch. See, I work near some International Criminial Court in The Hague, so we get a lot of foreigners at our lunchroom. Most of them try to order in Dutch, so this British lady asked for coffee with milk. But not milk from a little packet, but warm milk with coffee, but not a cappucino. So I was all: "Do you mean a latte, madam?"

And she was going all huffy "No, not a latte, that is what Americans call it. We call it café au lait."

Well fucking excuse me. The French call it café au lait too, so if I were her I wouldn't be so smug about it.


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