Today’s coffee purchase was effortlessly transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97303. It took less than a few brief minutes via the drive-thru. The barista was an adept multi-tasker; quickly speaking into the headset and yet thoroughly ensuring all my “bonus points” landed on my Starbucks Gold Card via the iPhone app.
As I drove off with my hot latte, I hoped the woman in the Chevy Tahoe enjoyed her Venti coffee and muffin. I imagined it was a delicious surprise. All eight dollars and sixty-nine cents’ worth.