this morning I got my coffee at Cosí from the most effusive and friendly barista I think this city has ever seen.  he greeted me with a “Yay!” and, after taking and making my order:

Happy: Is this much soy okay?
Me: It’s perfect.
Happy: YOU’RE perfect!
Me: You know, you must be the friendliest barista I’ve ever met.
Happy: Yay!! Well you’re the best customer!!!

honestly, he used that much exclamation.  and actually said “yay.”  TWICE.  it kind of blew my mind, and  made my morning.

{photo unrelated,  but included because slippers and belt buckles are always appropriate.}