The look in the Barista’s eyes at the customer behind me was almost too much for me.
“Venti nonfat vanilla latte no whip extra foam 4 Equals 130 degrees with a splash stick.”
So what you basically want, besides something as extremely sweet and lacking in any discernible nutritional value, is a glass of really hot, saccharine milk???
Tell me, Mr. Starbucks- what happens when the Barista doesn’t get all the way to 130? Is 125 OK with you, Mr. Power Suit? Do you realize that the confident in-charge image you project with your pinstripes is totally and utterly obliterated by your Elton John coffee? That you are officially more of a girl than I am, with your degree-specific libation teeming with hot…air?
And a splash stick????
Thank you, Mr. Four Packets of Equal. Today, with my grande coffee of the day (leave room for cream), you have made me feel more of a man than I ever have felt.