Tuesday, April 28, 2009

If This is Your First Time

If this is your first time at Starbucks, you should announce it when you walk through the doors, so that you can maybe get a plastic coffee bean pin, like the plastic pilot wings that kids get when they fly for the first time.

If this is not your first time at Starbucks, why are you asking "how big is your medium?" and "do you have bagels?" and a million other inane questions?! Do you not know that the people in line behind you haven't had coffee yet and are mildly homicidal?!?


feefifoto said...

I'll tell you why I'm doing it: because I refuse to learn to speak Starbucks. I like the coffee but I hate the presumptuousness, so I purposely ask for "whatever's the largest." Sorry if it's bugging you; I certainly don't mean to offend. I guess it's my way of dealing with morning grumpiness.

Marinka said...

asking for whatever's the largest doesn't offend me at all, because it's not engaging the cashier in a discussion of weights and measures. It's the whole "let me see, how big is the large? Is the large a grande? or is that a venti?" I totally get that some people feel that Starbucks is so pretentious with the whole Italian stuff. But that's another whine!