Today’s Fully Ca
ffeinated Generosity and Kindness transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. In the midst of running daily errands, still enjoying Christmas vacation, I conveniently made my way into the drive-thru.
As a creature of habit, I ordered a decaf soy latte and splurged on a Snowman cookie. The Subaru Outback in my rear-view mirror looked sporty. I imagined the couple behind me might be heading up the mountain. Perhaps to snowshoe, snowboard, or ski. Everyone loves a Subaru when heading up into the snow.
The barista was new. Really new. He seemed a bit flustered as my iPhone app didn’t work with the first swipe, and was thrown for a loop when I asked to pay for the patrons behind me. He said: “Oh, OK, it’s going to be like three-something.” I smiled, waited patiently and let him manage to ring up the order.
It was yet another successful day in the project, albeit unspectacular. I sipped my latte and munched the cookie. The Snowman’s top hat is always the first to go. And by the way, Mr. Barista, that three-something total? I made note of it on the receipt. Here’s wishing you a very Merry 5th day of Christmas.