America, God Bless It
From Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love, which is more flawed this time around but the story line with Leo Gursky is still the best:
It was early. We’d been the first customers. Give me a jelly and a powdered, Bruno said. Give him a jelly and a powdered, I said. And I’ll have a small coffee. The man in the paper hat paused. It’s cheaper if you get a medium. America, God bless it. All right, I said. Make it a medium.