Walk up to cafe counter.
Cashier is occupied with something. Doesn’t see me right away. Looks up, and completely out of character, “What’s up?”
“Sup!” I smile. “How yoooou doin’?”
She laughs. The other cashier beside her laughs, too. “Here you go,” she says, reaching behind the counter to hand me a coffee cup.
“But I was — (going to order a bagel) — oh, nevermind.”
“Oh! Did you want anything else?”
“Nah. I’m good. This is good,” I say, walking away with my free coffee.
With my coffee in hand, I go sit down with my laptop and put my headphones in.
*4 minutes later…* someone is standing in my peripheral vision.
I look up…
“Here you go.” The cashier hands me a plate with a bagel and cream cheese, “You’re my simplest customer.”
“I’m — wow — thank you.”
“You like Asiago cheese bagels, right?”
“Yeah… I do. Thank you so much.”
And she walks away.
My mutant powers are growing.