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“We Don’t Serve Diet Coke!”

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“In fact, we don’t serve soda at all!

We are a speakeasy.

They didn’t have that then!”

I was actually told all that at a trendy boite the other night, and my jaw dropped so low it hit my three pairs of mismatched socks.

What next?

A Holiday Inn employee telling you, “Here’s your candle. We don’t have electricity. We’re an inn. They didn’t have that then!”?

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