The Scene: A supermarket.
The Players: 1) My dad, a picker shopper who believes the more you buttonhole store employees, the better the product you come away with. 2) A bored employee who would rather gossip with his mates.
Dad: What do people buy to drink these days?
Employee: Tea. Coffee.
Dad: No, something cold.
Employee: Pepsi. Coca-Cola.
Dad: (pointing to a bottle of 7 Up… which he has definitely bought prior to this incident) What does that taste like?
Employee: Like soda.
Dad: It tastes like soda?
Dad: Does it taste like lime?
Employee: No. It tastes like soda. A lot of people buy it to mix with liquor.
Dad: I’ll take the Limca.
You know, I wonder if they still make Campa Cola? And if Limca still tastes like lemon-flavored antiseptic.