'Hot and in a cup and very large.'
'Yeah, but what kind - moccha, macchiato, what?'
'I want whichever one is a normal cup of coffee.'
'You want americano?'
'If that means a normal cup of coffee, then yes.'
'Well, they're all coffees.'
'I want a normal cup of coffee like millions of people drink every day.'
'So you want an americano?'
'Do you want low-cal whipped cream or regular with that?'
'I don't want whipped cream.'
'But it comes with whipped cream.'
'Look', I said in a low voice, 'it is six ten a.m. I have been standing for twenty-five minutes behind fifteen seriously indecisive people, and my flight is being called. If I don't get some coffee right now, I am going to murder someone, and I think you should know that you are extremely high on my list.'
Notes from a big country, Bill Bryson