The latest rage in Park Slope Brooklyn is the fake cappuccino, developed to convince toddlers they're getting designer drinks just like the ones adults are ordering up. Yeah, right!
A spoof reporter who understands baby talk has conducted interviews with a number of Brooklyn toddlers and has discovered that they are not deceived. Moreover, they are disgusted by the charade. Here's a sample of their comments:
-- "My mom and dad are idiots to pay these prices for frothed-up milk with a few chocolate sprinkles on top. What a crock!"
-- "The fake cappuccino isn't that bad, but actually (close your ears, Michelle Obama!) I'd rather have an ice cold Coke."
-- "I smile and giggle when they give me my cappuccino, just to make my parents feel they're getting their money's worth. But really, the joke's on them, poor things."
-- "Give me a REAL Oreo cookie over a fake cappuccino any day."
-- "I wish they'd shove the fake cappuccino where the sun doesn't shine. If mom and dad want me to think I'm just like them, let them buy me a couple of gadgets; y'know, an iPhone, an iPod, a Kindle Fire, etc. Then we'll talk."
Art Linkletter was right. Kids DO say the darndest things.