Now I'll be the first to admit that it is a pretty short drive. Was reading the tip jar post and thought of this. I hate those places, chains mostly, where everyone is trained and required to say, "would you like a pastry with that?" I mean I just stood in a line where you forced me to look at your goodies. Do you think I'm not capable of deciding if I'm hungry and want something with my coffee? It comes across as rehearsed and uncaring and selfish anyway.
My favorite thing to do is is say, "I'll have a cup of coffee, please, and nothing else...", and watch for their confused face as they now don't know what to say. If I forget to say that, and they ask if I want cheesecake with my coffee I'll say, "no thanks, but nice try". That gets a laugh.
Your thoughts? Especially good responses to rehearsed suggestions!