BARISTA (over drive-through speaker): What can I get for you today?
ME: A venti whole-milk latte, please.
BARISTA (cheerfully): OK, a grande mocha frappucino, and what else?
Silence ensues for a couple of seconds while I try to process what just happened. Finally…
ME: No, I want a VEN..TI…WHOLE…MILK…LATTE.
BARISTA (still cheerfully): OK, a grande whole milk latte.
ME: A VEN…TI…whole milke latte.
BARISTA: Oh, a VENTI whole milk latte.
ME (in relief): Yes, that’s right, thanks.
BARISTA: And can we get you anything else besides the two drinks?