Lately, whenever I go to the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood I order an Arnold Palmer, as I’m trying to lighten up on the caffeine (down from an average of three lattes a day to two). You do know what an Arnold Palmer is, right?
My problem is that only half the time does it seem the good concession folks at the Arclight understand what I’m asking for. It never fails that if I ask for an Arnold Palmer directly, the blue shirted staffers give me a blank stare and explain that they only serve alcohol at the bar and select “21 and Up screenings”. However, if I ask for “a large cup filled with half lemonade, half iced tea,” they condescendingly reply, “Why don’t you just ask for an Arnold Palmer?”
Regardless, they always give me what I want in the end, but I feel like an idiot either way. What can I do to avoid this ever awkward attempt to satiate my thirst?
-Decaffeinated in Hollywood