“Hello” “Hi, a large with milk and sugar, please” “Okay, will there be anything else?” “A winning cup, ha…ha…” withering stare “You get that a lot, don’t you?” “Yeah”, in a tone that made me want to crawl into a hole
On the plus side, the coffee-retriever laughed, and said that she’d never heard that before.
The moral? Know your audience - the soul-sucking depressed retail employees are beyond being saved - treat them like mindless automatons, they’ll be happier that way.
But, if at all possible, find the funny ones with souls, and try and make their day; or at least help ‘em along.