We met in a nearby cafe - it's an
ANYWAY, said soon-to-be minion receives her coffee first.
Said coffee has "single?" marked into the froth.
(Soon-to-be minion being a not-altogether-unattractive young thing of a female persuasion with trendy glasses and a confident manner. Barista being of a similar description, substituting 'piercings' for 'glasses' and 'male' for 'female'.)
I wasn't really sure how to react to it, so I went with a combination of:
2) Why don't I get propositions included in my coffee? Oh, that's right, the butchness.
I don't know quite why, but this incident, and my reaction to it, makes me feel really old and uncool.
That's alright, I'll just take out these frustrations on the soon-to-be minion when she starts work in a couple of weeks.
That would be the mature, middle-management type thing to do.