She walks with me on my way to the food court in the hospital behind my office building. She has grey hair cropped short on her head, and a strange look in her eye. I don't know her, but I see she has a government ID just like me, so I match my step to hers.
I ask her, "Are you going for coffee?"
"I'm going to Tim Horton's, because I only support Canadian companies," she says emphatically.
I pause, "I thought Tim Horton's was purchased by Wendy's. Aren't they American now?"
She stops, momentarily thrown. She looks so confused, I say, "maybe I'm wrong. I'm headed to Starbucks myself."
Relief washes over her. "Oh, you shouldn't go to Starbucks. They use fake coffee beans!"
I try not to laugh. "Oh really...well, see you later."
Fake coffee beans?! What could they possibly be using? Raisins? Chocolates? Plastic? People are really too much sometimes!