I'll have the usual
Heh, I have totally seen this happen but never thought to write about it. Here is OMG with his take on the "usual:"
In the topsy-turvy, dark-as-wine sea of consumer choices, I am amazed that so many people are rigidly bound to their "usual."
As a famous Clinton said, "Free your mind; your beer will follow."
We all have our favorite drinks, but don't you know people who get exactly the same thing all the time? I know someone who owned a restaurant for most of his life, and he drank nothing but Cutty and water. Blech.
Even funnier: What people order when the bar doesn't have their usual.
A guy asks for a Corona. The bartender says, "We have Sol. It's pretty much the same thing." True dat. His response, "Lemme have a Hennessy and Coke."
Oh, sad slave to advertising. He couldn't order anything that wasn't billboard-approved ...
Here's another situation:
A guy (who looks like a dude) orders a Michelob Ultra.
Bartender: "We don't have Mich Ultra."
Guy: "Uh, well, then I'll have a Diet Coke."
Turn in your dude credentials, guy.
I'll admit that I can be mighty particular when getting my swerve on. If I ask for a Jameson's and they offer Bushmill's, I might mumble, "[Dastardly] whiskey," if I'm feeling particularly Republican, but I sure as hell am not getting a Diet Coke.
(Photo courtesy of OMG)