When you order coffee, it usually comes out FLAMING hot and you have to wait 30 minutes to drink it. I started ordering lattes and such at 120 degrees as recommended by Starbucks and Bigby (whatever, Beaners).
Today, however, I ordered a latte from Panera and as I was waiting for it, I hear the "barista" say, "Ok, seriously? Is this a joke? How do I know what degrees the milk is?" She goes on and on, thinks the guy that rang me up is messing with her. "Who orders this? C'mon?"
Finally, I step up to the counter and tell her. "I just don't want it so hot that I have to wait 30 minutes before I drink it. You know? I does not have to be exactly 120 degrees." I bit my tongue hard when I thought telling her about that little thing called a thermometer, that measures temperature, say, of steamed milk for a latte.