Overheard at Anna Banana’s, Alberta Street, between a cashier and a middle-aged man carrying a white shoe box.
Sept. 9, 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
What can I get for you?
What time is it?
It’s 2 p.m.
Oh. Hmmmm. I just ate a little while ago. I don’t know if I want to make a purchase.
OK. That’s fine.
Do you have coffee though?
Yes, we have a dark roast. Small, medium or large.
Oh, can I just get a sample cup of that?
Um. I guess.
… And then he proceeds to approach a tableful of teenage girls who have just ordered food and asks if he can try something off one of the plates. My question to you, dear readers: Are “sample cups” and tastes off strangers’ plates really a thing or did this guy just score a free meal?