I'm not sure when it became such a big deal to ask for this in the Hudson Valley.

First let me say this, anyone who works in fast food or restaurant industry you have my complete respect. I know it's not an easy job at all and dealing with the public can be as fun as having to get a root canal. I always try to be super nice and kind to anyone who is a working person, but I have to admit I'm a little confused why when I ask for a certain something it's a big deal.

Let me explain more....

Why has there been so much confusion asking for this in the Hudson Valley?


I have a very bad sweet tooth, l hate to admit it. I'm not one of those people who can drink coffee black unless it's an extremely dire situation where it's that or no coffee. My coffee is really more like a dessert by the time I'm done with it. I like cream, some kind of flavored creamer, and a good amount of sugar. I wish I could change it and do better, but it's just the way it is for me unfortunately.

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On some of my long days and usually at the end of the week I treat myself to an iced coffee. It's something to look forward to and tastes even better at the end of a long and tiring week. I've noticed that when I've placed my coffee order lately I seem to be getting some confused responses back like:

  • "Are you sure you want all that sugar?"
  • "That's going to be really, really sweet"
  • "One sip of that will give you a sugar high"
  • "Wow, okay as long as you're sure that's what you want"
  • "Does even taste like coffee?"
  • "So you want all that with just a splash of coffee..."

Now I'm not going to name places where this has happened, but I do think a few of those responses are pretty snarky. Sometimes the best thing to do in a situation is just say nothing at all. Trust me, I see a lot of things I don't agree with on a daily basis or understand, but nobody needs to hear my thoughts on everything.

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Is ordering a sweet drink really such a big deal around here in the Hudson Valley? You can let me know if you've had the experience as well right on the station app:

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Speaking of the Hudson Valley, here are some pretty creepy, spooky and scary wooded areas that would be perfect to film a horror movie in. The pictures were taken in the daylight, but don't let that fool you because the places become spooky at night:

Best Wooded Area to Film a Horror Movie in the Hudson Valley

Ever wonder where the perfect woods in the Hudson Valley would be to film a scary movie in? Here are the best choices according to Hudson Vally residents:

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