YOUR barista is not making a pass at you, sorry. But kid yourself they are by taking this quiz:
What happens when you enter the coffee shop?
A) The barista scowls at you and says ‘for f**k’s sake’ under their breath. The last thing they need is to make your third latte of the day.
B) Their face lights up and they call out ‘well, if it isn’t my favourite customer’ while playfully twirling their hair.
How do they take your order?
A) The same way they take everyone else’s order: with a dead-eyed stare into the middle distance while mentally counting down the remaining seconds of their shift.
B) With rapt attention and a coquettish gaze. ‘Just like you’ they giggle when you say you want your coffee extra hot.
What happens when they bring your drink over?
A) The cup is slammed down onto your table with an aggressive clink and some of the hot liquid splashes onto your crotch. Ouch.
B) They set it down with a cheerful sigh and ask if you’re waiting to meet your partner. When you say you haven’t got one they lean over and whisper ‘I hoped you’d say that’ into your ear.
Have they made you latte art?
A) Maybe. There’s a chance the ambiguous swirls in your cup could be called art, but it must be that shitty abstract expressionist stuff nobody likes.
B) Yes, it’s a detailed picture of the two of you locking lips complete with realistic shading and accurate body proportions. They’re wasted in this place.
Have they given you their number?
A) Of course not.
B) Yes, they’ve written it in lipstick on a napkin and added a few kisses for good measure, the flirt.
Mostly As: Judging by their open resentment towards you it looks like your barista doesn’t have the hots for you. They’re not playing hard to get either, so stop wasting everyone’s time and f**k of home.
Mostly Bs: None of this actually happened, did it? Because if it did they’d be sacked for sexually harassing customers. Take the quiz again and answer truthfully this time. Hint: all the correct answers are A.