I did something bad today. I went to Starbucks. I was desperate! Sadly, there aren't any local coffee shops near my office (in fact, most of them in this county have been run out of business by the coffee colossus), and I needed a good strong caffeine fix. So, despite how much their coffee sucks, I went to Starbucks.
Most of the employees at the Starbucks near work are women, and that explains this issue coming up nearly every time I go there--I can't get them to leave enough room for milk. When I order my coffee, I say that I want a large (okay, I do say "venti") brewed coffee "and leave an inch for milk, please." I know, what does that have to do with the gender of the employees? Well, I'm glad you asked!
Clearly, these poor young women have been victimized by their boyfriends' insecurities, since I usually get half an inch or less. I say "an inch," and they think, "okay, so Doug is about this long... divide that by 8... okay, there we go, one inch!"
Hence the problem. Or at least that's my theory! :)