“I don’t know, Nate, can’t we try something else? I don’t like the looks of this establishment.”
The two Bucks rookies stood outside of the Refuge Smoothie Cafe in Milwaukee.
“What’s wrong Giannis, it’s just a smoothie place. You’ve had smoothies before, right? It’ll be fine. Come on.”
Nate Wolters pushed his reluctant teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo into the store. They walked up to the counter. Giannis stared at the menu with confusion as Nate ordered his usual blueberry papaya concoction.
“Hey, why don’t you order something for me while I grab us a table.”
“Fine, but don’t forget that you’re paying. I can’t possibly afford two smoothies on my 2nd round rookie salary.”
Giannis fished his wallet out of his pocket and shoved some money into Nate’s extended hand. He then stalked over to a vacant table and got out his phone. He opened up Twitter and began to compose.
Nate and I are getting smothies, whatever those are. I fear the worst.
3:16 PM – 20 Jan 2014
As he sent the tweet, his teammate came back with the drinks.
“Here you go, just a simple strawberry banana smoothie. I don’t really know what kind you like.”
Giannis eyed the fruity beverage with caution. Tentatively, he picked it up and took a sip. As soon as the nectar touched his lips, his eyes grew wide and he began consuming it with gusto. Soon enough his cup was empty. Its emptiness was contrasted by the tears that now formed in the young Greek’s eyes.
“What have I been missing? All those years of my life wasted! That was excellent! Amazing! Splendid! A unique blend of textures, flavors, and colors to please the senses! What kind of glorious country would be able to come up with such a delight? I am truly the most blessed man on earth. Others must know about this!”
He hurriedly took out his phone as a startled Nate looked on bemusedly. Giannis deleted his previous, doubtful tweet and began writing a new one.
I just taste for the first time a smothie..MAN GOD BLESS AMERICA????
3:18 PM – 20 Jan 2014