Coke and Popcorn

Coke and Popcorn

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THis strip stems from a real problem I have at the movies. It seems if I order a medium Coke and popcorn it would be clear I wanted both medium. Sure, I understand just trying to be sure, but why not ask, “So a medium on both?” It doesn’t seem so confusing, but perhaps there’s some training video that warns against these types of situations for popcorn pushers.

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HOBO: I'd like a medium Coke and popcorn.
CASHIER: What size popcorn?

HOBO: A medium Coke and popcorn.
CASHIER: Right, but what size popcorn?

HOBO: Medium modifies both Coke and popcorn.
CASHIER: Woah, let's not be presumptuous here.

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