Wednesday, February 21, 2007


It is unbelievable to me that people will pay almost $4 for a cup of coffee. What could possibly be so good that a person would stand in line for 10 minutes and then willingly hand over $4 (AND sometimes a tip)? Yet more often than I'd like to admit, I find myself in line at Starbucks. I'm always a little shell shocked when the cashier tells me how much the Grande, Non-Fat, Sugar-Free Vanilla latte I ordered costs. I mean, come on...there's no fat and no sugar...what could be in there that would warrant $3.92?? And, to top it off, they don't even offer any sort of a "Frequent Drinker" card. You know, like a buy 10 get one free sort of thing. Here's the part that really gets to me though...Even knowing all this, I still LOVE Starbucks. It's like a relationship that I know I need to end, but for some reason, I just can't say good-bye and walk away. Don't pretend you don't know exactly what I'm talking about. I guess we all have our burdens to bear and being caught up in a love affair with Starbucks is mine.

I know what you're thinking..."What happened to Ice, Ice Baby - Part 2?" Don't worry, it's on the way.


Anonymous said...

With Starbucks you are paying for not just coffee, you are paying for an envirement and a culture. I think it is a good thing. I take a lot of my clients and bizz associates to Starbucks due to the fact that it is fun, and it relaxes them. Plus we have stock in Starbucks and they pay for our insurance.

Your cuz

Anonymous said...

How did we ever get so hooked? I'm right beside you on this one.


Cari Johnson said...

I wholeheartedly agree! Starbucks is definitely a cultural thing. I just wonder how much I'm willing to pay for culture. It's just paying a high price to be cool, but don't get me wrong...most days, I'm right there with you! Besides, the coffee is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Cari, if your Mom hasn't told you about our "first" experience with Starbuck's coffee, you'll have to hear it. It's good for a laugh. I'm horrified now to think that we dumped that coffee down the drain about ooooh, maybe 15 yrs or so ago. And look at us now...;-)

Cari Johnson said...

Ouch! Down the drain???!! I'm going to have to assume that you tried to drink their "Drip Coffee" instead of having a latte... Even now, it's hard for me to stomach that without a BUNCH of cream. I'll have to ask Mom to tell me the story!


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