You’ve seen them, right? Those fancy milkshakes with donuts and lollies crammed into them? I’d never seen them in real life before until I visited a new cafe with a friend and there they were, giant chocolate milkshakes with Nutella donuts sitting on the top, the straw inserted through the donut continuing into the milkshake.
I didn’t know how they were meant to be eaten, so I carefully watched a family-of-four to see how they did it. Clearly they were experts because they all did the same thing. They took a long drink of their milkshake, then carefully lifted the donuts off the straws and ate them, and then drank the rest of the shakes.
They looked very pleased and satisfied afterwards.
I’d shared grins with them when the milkshakes arrived at their table, saying, “They look awesome”, and I felt I had bonded with the fancy milkshake connoisseurs.
My friend didn’t seem as impressed. She quickly glanced over at the table when I pointed the milkshakes out to her but returned to her salad, completely nonplussed.
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As I re-evaluated our entire friendship, seriously considering ending it based on the fact she clearly didn’t admire fancy milkshakes as much as I did, the family finished their lunch and walked off.
“We should get milkshakes next time when we come here,” I said to her.
“Maybe,” she said, “but not with lunch. Did you see how big that family was? It’s no wonder. They had milkshakes and lunch.”
I quickly checked that the family were far enough away not to have heard her cruel words. I think they were. They didn’t turn around.
“They weren’t that big and the milkshakes looked awesome,” I said.