Years ago, my father-in-law (FIL) spent quite a bit of time in Merry Olde England doing work for the US Government. On one occasion, while dining at some posh joint or other, he asked for a southern (American) favorite drink of "Iced tea".
After a long pause, the waiter indicated (ever so politely) that they didn't serve that beverage. My FIL reminded them that all you had to do was brew tea and pour it over ice. The waiter, with a painful grimace on his face, checked with his manager. Eventually, my FIL got his iced tea. He said that it was about the best **** tea he's ever had in his life too.
Thank you for sharing.
I so wish that I had been there to witness it.
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb -- they're often students, for heaven's sake. - Terry Pratchett