The Brit in the Bookshop

"Jinx Chance, now who the bloody hell are you?"

Meet Jinx, willful and utterly arrogant gay boy with too many scars to count. Trust me, you don't even want to know about Jay.

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so yesterday i was in london and i tripped up at the tube station and was helped up by this guy so i told my friend

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and just now my friend sent me a link to this craigslist ad 

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I AM IN DISBELIEF 

Update: i have now procured a date

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The Greaser’s Gal Wears Jeans (Part 2)

Hey there, back with part two of this lovely AU inspired by frustradpen06, including her OC Michael Kanker. You should go read her awesome kevedd fanfiction! So it has been decided Jinx Chance is definitely a girl in this one. Anyway, enjoy, also, slight warning of attempted violence.

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  Somehow, Jinx Chance managed to bear her constant antagonist with dignity, thanking whoever was there that it was Friday at last, and it was almost time to return to her comfortable reading, having made plans to catch up on her Fitzgerald over the weekend. The mere thought of the quiet evening brought a smile to her lips, and unfortunately, Jay caught it.

   He smirked and winked at her, “Right here babe, no use daydreaming about me when the reality’s sitting in flawless color.”

  The brit’s smile vanished and she snapped, sighing inwardly, wishing she could think before speaking sometimes, “Idiot, I was going to read F. Scott Fitzgerald when I went home. I’m sure you’ve never heard of him.” Her smile was icy, and he gaped at her, trying to process a witty reply. Instead, she was surprised to hear a low chuckle from the redhead next to him she hadn’t noticed except as an extension of Jay’s band of rebels. He cut grey eyes to meet her sharp blues as he said slowly, “Better give up Jay while you’re still under negative one hundred wins.”

   She felt a flush in her cheeks and bit her lip, dropping her gaze to her empty desk, suddenly shy. She didn’t understand why, but she couldn’t bring herself to speak to him, even though he obviously didn’t like how Jay treated her. Then again, where had he been the past three days?!

  She whipped around, the braid that was her hair adding a nice snapping effect, and said waspishly, glaring at him, “I don’t need a backup singer.”

  The greaser sent to do the dirty work of the others, only answered simply, tilting his head in slight puzzlement, “I wasn’t trying to be.”

  His open honesty startled her after Jay’s constant stream of smartass retorts, and she didn’t look away this time. After a moment or two of a silent staring contest, she smiled slightly.

  Jay noticed the exchange and his eyes darted between the two of them, uncertainty strange in his normally cocky face. But before any could say another word, the bell rang, and a sea of humanity burst from the school, carrying them off in its dividing tides.

—-

  “I just can’t get her out of my head,” mumbled the redhead to no one, stepping back from his pride and joy, a motorcycle he had found in a junkyard and was currently fixing up himself. He wiped the sweat from his forehead, leaving a dark grease stain that plenty of girls would swoon over, though he wasn’t thinking about that. Or any girls really, the exception only one in particular. Maybe a ride would clear his head of shy girls in sweaters with a quick tongue that he wouldn’t mind seeing if it was as spicy as her quick wit—damn it.

Definitely a ride.

  The streets were practically empty this late, starlight filtering weakly through the smoky clouds covering the city, every street familiar—comforting almost in their reliability, their constancy in this jungle of metal, always a turn here, a ramp there, the yellow dotted line endlessly winding around and around the skyscrapers and dingy apartments, the hi-tech banks and the green meadow parks.

  Though he could still hear sirens in the distance, and cars would zoom past him, uncaring, he felt as if he were the only one following the twisting streets. The city was alive, and though he was a part to play in it, on his cycle, he could detach himself, mind focused on riding his steed, nothing else. Till he heard a voice shatter his peace, one familiar, scared but trying to be brave—forcing him to yank the bars in a tight turn towards the alley.

—-

  “Fuck off!” Why had she gone this way tonight? It had been late already when she left the library, and here she was, shrinking from two delinquents with leering faces, laughing and swiping at her skirt. Damn it, why had she allowed her brother to convince her to wear it? Every moment ticked down and she knew with a sinking feeling she was going to die. She couldn’t fight, didn’t know how, but she stood her ground. She would die as close to her own terms as she damn well pleased.

  But before she had finished accepting the supposed inevitable, a motorcycle careened around the corner, scattering the two cowardly greasers.

  Her first thought? Dear God, please let this not be a mafia leader meets school girl dime-store romance paperback.

  Then she recognized the helmetless redhead with steady thunder cloud eyes, and glared at him, wishing she wasn’t trembling with relief. She protested, weaker than she might have liked, “I had it handled!”

   He didn’t say a word, only gave her a look that said it all.

   She bit her lip and trained her gaze on the ground, too stubborn to admit out loud that she was grateful for the help. Even if only coincidental. She cleared her throat and jerked her head up, surprised enough that he was still watching her curiously that she blurted her thoughts, “L-let me buy you a cone or something, alright?”

Surprise flickered in his eyes and he was too shocked to do anything but nod. What had she gotten herself into?

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honorized:

there is an unlisted size: short (8 oz). This is most cafes’ “small,” but Starbucks shifted the sizes up a number of years ago (which is why “tall” and “grande” weren’t weird names then), making the venti the largest. You can get any hot drink short.

we have a number of flavor syrups that aren’t listed on the menu, just ask what we have. Also, despite what many customers think, we have peppermint year round, so we can make peppermint mochas and peppermint white mochas any time of the year. Gingerbread and pumpkin spice are seasonal, but we may not run out of stock for quite a while, so if it’s February there’s still a chance.


bring your own cup, save 10 cents. Might have to remind the cashier, we forget sometimes.


you can get a drink “for here” and get it in ceramic/glass, feel fancy, waste less.


edited to add: 50 cent refills on coffee, iced tea, or iced coffee (not espresso beverages)


iced large drinks have extra everything, on account of being 24 and not 20 ounces - extra espresso shot, extra pump of syrup.


it’s honestly not that annoying that you have a very specific drink order. It breaks up the monotony, and it’s nice not to be a vanilla latte robot. Sometimes people would ask for weird things that I’d make for myself later and end up liking! (protip: green tea latte with peppermint)


You can get the matcha green tea as plain, non-milk tea. It’s pretty cheap for matcha tea, too.


adding a syrup to a drink always costs extra (unless the cashier likes you/doesn’t care, which is frequent), unless it’s already in that drink. i.e., a caramel frappuccino with extra caramel doesn’t cost extra.


that delicious caramel sauce is in fact real caramel. That plastic-tasting caramel syrup is not. Many people don’t realize we have both - the caramel sauce is what decorates the cup of the caramel frappuccino and on the whipped cream, the caramel syrup is what flavors the actual frappuccino or a caramel latte.


a caramel macchiato is a vanilla latte with caramel sauce, and least (Starbucks: “most”) importantly, the espresso shot put on top of the steamed milk.


infrequently ordered, but delicious drink: a marble macchiato. It’s like a caramel macchiato but with half mocha syrup, half white mocha.


if you want a legit cappuccino and you see jugs of milk on the counter, ask for them to use milk from the fridge. Milk needs to be cold to foam that well. Likewise, if you want a soy cappuccino, you can be a pain in the ass and ask for soymilk from the fridge (they might not even have any in there), since soy will barely foam at room temperature, since the cartons are shelf-stable.


if you have no idea what to order, ask us. Since we get free drinks you can count on us trying every single drink in every disgusting combination. Our favorite drink will probably be something excessively complicated we’ll be happy to make for you.


on that note, if you’re like, green tea latte? disgusting or delicious? you can ask us to sample it. we’ll make a whole drink and split it into sample cups. No big deal, our manager will probably like us better for promoting drinks anyways, and you don’t have to spend money to find out raspberry mochas are gross and green tea is delicious.


same thing for pastries. We’ll sample it if you ask and we have enough (generally yes).


if you really like a certain coffee we have but we don’t have it brewing, you can ask for a french press version. French press generally tastes better anyway, and iirc it doesn’t actually cost any more and you can order whatever size you normally would. We’ll probably sample the rest of the pot anyway. However, this will take significantly longer since, for once, we actually have to brew the coffee ourselves.


we often forget or get too busy, but we actually have giftwrap, especially around the holidays. Ask and we’ll make that overpriced mug purty.


I had a few customers with impossible or silly requests. (1) impossibly hot beverages - in excess of 210F. guys. srsly. (2) people who ask for extra hot cappuccinos and are disappointed by them still not being hot enough. This is how a cappuccino is - there’s too much air/surface area for the foam layer to ever be hot. If you want hot, get a latte. (3) asking for less-hot milk from the pitchers we’ve already made. We can’t serve milk that has gone below 135, you have to have us make a fresh batch. Sucks for waste, better for you not puking.


in terms of dairy allergy/vegan stuff, the caramel sauce, white chocolate syrup, and pumpkin spice syrup all contain dairy. The chai contains honey. The whipped cream is 100% legit heavy cream. The caramel syrup, mocha syrup, and other syrups are non-dairy. This stuff might not matter to the lactose intolerant, but to some it does. For the caffeine-sensitive, the mocha syrup does not actually have any coffee - it’s chocolate sauce, and is just named that because it’s what we use for mochas. The “creme-based” list of fraps is usually pretty short, but there are usually more caffeine-free options, just ask.


Starbucks barista here, these are all accurateAdding a couple:
We can decaf anything with espresso [AND Frapps, since these don’t technically have espresso]; i.e. mochas, lattes, cappuccinos, etc
Generally, we stop brewing everything but Pike [our medium roast] after 12pm, so that means no Bold/Dark, no Blonde, and NO DECAF. So please don’t be upset with us. It’s a matter of not wasting coffee/saving money - not enough people get brewed coffee after the morning rush for us to keep all of them available.
At my Starbucks, we have a machine that works similarly to a french press, only it’s THE BEST THING EVER and makes amazing coffee - it’s called the Clover machine, and you can get any roast brewed on that for an individual cup, at any time of day. Only 2% of Starbucks have these! Keep in mind that that is an option, though, if the Starbucks you’re at has one
MAY ADD MORE LATER IDK


Agree that no matter what restaurant/coffee shop/etc you go to, if you aren’t sure what to order, ask the staff for their recommendation. I have never gone wrong with that.

youngnoblewoman:

imthinkingwhatthehale:

n4ut:

honorized:

  • there is an unlisted size: short (8 oz). This is most cafes’ “small,” but Starbucks shifted the sizes up a number of years ago (which is why “tall” and “grande” weren’t weird names then), making the venti the largest. You can get any hot drink short.
  • we have a number of flavor syrups that aren’t listed on the menu, just ask what we have. Also, despite what many customers think, we have peppermint year round, so we can make peppermint mochas and peppermint white mochas any time of the year. Gingerbread and pumpkin spice are seasonal, but we may not run out of stock for quite a while, so if it’s February there’s still a chance.

  • bring your own cup, save 10 cents. Might have to remind the cashier, we forget sometimes.

  • you can get a drink “for here” and get it in ceramic/glass, feel fancy, waste less.

  • edited to add: 50 cent refills on coffee, iced tea, or iced coffee (not espresso beverages)

  • iced large drinks have extra everything, on account of being 24 and not 20 ounces - extra espresso shot, extra pump of syrup.

  • it’s honestly not that annoying that you have a very specific drink order. It breaks up the monotony, and it’s nice not to be a vanilla latte robot. Sometimes people would ask for weird things that I’d make for myself later and end up liking! (protip: green tea latte with peppermint)

  • You can get the matcha green tea as plain, non-milk tea. It’s pretty cheap for matcha tea, too.

  • adding a syrup to a drink always costs extra (unless the cashier likes you/doesn’t care, which is frequent), unless it’s already in that drink. i.e., a caramel frappuccino with extra caramel doesn’t cost extra.

  • that delicious caramel sauce is in fact real caramel. That plastic-tasting caramel syrup is not. Many people don’t realize we have both - the caramel sauce is what decorates the cup of the caramel frappuccino and on the whipped cream, the caramel syrup is what flavors the actual frappuccino or a caramel latte.

  • a caramel macchiato is a vanilla latte with caramel sauce, and least (Starbucks: “most”) importantly, the espresso shot put on top of the steamed milk.

  • infrequently ordered, but delicious drink: a marble macchiato. It’s like a caramel macchiato but with half mocha syrup, half white mocha.

  • if you want a legit cappuccino and you see jugs of milk on the counter, ask for them to use milk from the fridge. Milk needs to be cold to foam that well. Likewise, if you want a soy cappuccino, you can be a pain in the ass and ask for soymilk from the fridge (they might not even have any in there), since soy will barely foam at room temperature, since the cartons are shelf-stable.

  • if you have no idea what to order, ask us. Since we get free drinks you can count on us trying every single drink in every disgusting combination. Our favorite drink will probably be something excessively complicated we’ll be happy to make for you.

  • on that note, if you’re like, green tea latte? disgusting or delicious? you can ask us to sample it. we’ll make a whole drink and split it into sample cups. No big deal, our manager will probably like us better for promoting drinks anyways, and you don’t have to spend money to find out raspberry mochas are gross and green tea is delicious.

  • same thing for pastries. We’ll sample it if you ask and we have enough (generally yes).

  • if you really like a certain coffee we have but we don’t have it brewing, you can ask for a french press version. French press generally tastes better anyway, and iirc it doesn’t actually cost any more and you can order whatever size you normally would. We’ll probably sample the rest of the pot anyway. However, this will take significantly longer since, for once, we actually have to brew the coffee ourselves.

  • we often forget or get too busy, but we actually have giftwrap, especially around the holidays. Ask and we’ll make that overpriced mug purty.

  • I had a few customers with impossible or silly requests. (1) impossibly hot beverages - in excess of 210F. guys. srsly. (2) people who ask for extra hot cappuccinos and are disappointed by them still not being hot enough. This is how a cappuccino is - there’s too much air/surface area for the foam layer to ever be hot. If you want hot, get a latte. (3) asking for less-hot milk from the pitchers we’ve already made. We can’t serve milk that has gone below 135, you have to have us make a fresh batch. Sucks for waste, better for you not puking.

  • in terms of dairy allergy/vegan stuff, the caramel sauce, white chocolate syrup, and pumpkin spice syrup all contain dairy. The chai contains honey. The whipped cream is 100% legit heavy cream. The caramel syrup, mocha syrup, and other syrups are non-dairy. This stuff might not matter to the lactose intolerant, but to some it does. For the caffeine-sensitive, the mocha syrup does not actually have any coffee - it’s chocolate sauce, and is just named that because it’s what we use for mochas. The “creme-based” list of fraps is usually pretty short, but there are usually more caffeine-free options, just ask.

Starbucks barista here, these are all accurate
Adding a couple:

  • We can decaf anything with espresso [AND Frapps, since these don’t technically have espresso]; i.e. mochas, lattes, cappuccinos, etc
  • Generally, we stop brewing everything but Pike [our medium roast] after 12pm, so that means no Bold/Dark, no Blonde, and NO DECAF. So please don’t be upset with us. It’s a matter of not wasting coffee/saving money - not enough people get brewed coffee after the morning rush for us to keep all of them available.
  • At my Starbucks, we have a machine that works similarly to a french press, only it’s THE BEST THING EVER and makes amazing coffee - it’s called the Clover machine, and you can get any roast brewed on that for an individual cup, at any time of day. Only 2% of Starbucks have these! Keep in mind that that is an option, though, if the Starbucks you’re at has one
  • MAY ADD MORE LATER IDK

Agree that no matter what restaurant/coffee shop/etc you go to, if you aren’t sure what to order, ask the staff for their recommendation. I have never gone wrong with that.

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