26 June 2008

Overheard at Panera

[tattooed, twenty-something hipster in a ripped Skinny Puppy t-shirt is doctoring up his coffee when a sixty-something, retired regular ambles over to fill up his cup; retiree surveys coffee choices]

Retiree: Is is a mild day or a rich day today? I'm just not sure.
Hipster: Um, I was feeling mild.
Retiree: How about ballsy? Why is the coffee never described as ballsy? I, for one, would like a coffee with some balls one of these days.

It would be pretty damn funny to go to Panera one day and find that the description for the coffee read, "Ballsy and assertive."

21 comments:

moo said...

I can just imagine a new coffee chain with the slogan "Ballsy Coffee!"

I really need to learn how to giggle quietly at work.

Cheryl Lage said...

Maybe a whole Cahones Coffee Shop! ;)

Love it!

Arwen said...

OMG! Let's start it! But I say the NAME of the coffee chain is Ballsy Coffee!
The slogan can be "where the coffee really has balls."

rachel said...

this made me laugh like a nutbar at my desk. i almost spit my super-ballsy coffee all over my screen. thank you so much for sharing this story!!

Sandy said...

Ha ha - I can imagine the whole scene!

mek said...

I like the name Ballsy Coffee, but I'm not sure I want to see the logo! :)

Overhearing a conversation like that would totally make my day.

Laura said...

i seriously need coffee like that right now!

buddha_girl said...

I, for one, would most certainly buy coffee described as ballsy. VERY good coffee, indeed!

I think I would have had to at least snort had I heard that conversation!

Sunshine said...

I could totally use some ballsy coffee most mornings lately.

For sure.

Krysta said...

I came over from Laura's sight...I want some ballsy coffee!

the schirano triplets said...

i need some of the ballsy coffee too, in fact that might make things a bit easier most days! too funny!

Lyndsay said...

I can't believe everyone WANTS a cup of ballsy coffee?
Nothing could sound LESS appetizing to me!
...you can all have mine...

liz said...

I LOVE it! Panera is our morning hang-out 'round these parts.

I take mine Bold with cream and sugar. MS takes his half-decaf/half hazelnut. I make fun of him and his frou-frou coffee every single day.

Chris said...

If you think "Ballsy Coffee" is a bold name, there is a brand of coffee here in the UK called "Camp Coffee", so you can imagine all the hilarity around that.

cooler*doula said...

very. very. funny.
:)

Nancy said...

I LOVE it! Gimme some of that :)

hydrogeek said...

If I ever go anywhere and the coffee is described as ballsy and assertive, I am SO buying it. Possibly by the gallon.

Astrogirl426 said...

I'll throw one in for the women - what would the female equivalent be to "Ballsy Coffee"?

Wait - let's not think about that question. And I loathe coffee anyway (I know, I know. I'm a friggin freak - I've learned to live with it :)), so hey, why not Ballsy coffee?

Wonder what some of the flavors of the new Ballsy Coffee would be? Run with it, people! lol

Arlene said...

And you thought "stud" might be offensive?!

desirae said...

Ballsy and assertive.. I'm willing to bet that would be a HUGE seller (and more than likely it would sell to more than the usual customer.) Is it just me, or can anyone else hear customers shortening the name?? "Let's head down for some Balls and A.."

Julia said...

I chuckled. I needed that. Thanks.