Walk up to cafe counter. Place order. Woman swipes my card…
“Is that your real name?”
“That’s too bad.”
“When I think of zero, I think of little,” she places her thumb and finger together as a “little” gesture, “God, I would HATE that name.”
Then I burst into tears.
Ok, just kidding — it was just a single tear — and I had to really work at it — and I held up the entire line for like 3 minutes as I let it slowly travel down my cheek. ;)
But seriously — I’ve gotta give her credit for speaking her mind. But I’m putting her in the penalty box for lack of tact. That was brutal.