Today’s Cup 78 was purchased at Starbucks, zip code 97071. The line was backed up, seven cars deep, under the 60° sunny afternoon skies. My trusty co-pilot and I both ordered iced teas as the barista apologetically explained the backlog, due to a driver who missed the order screen. I found it amusing as I tried to imagine how someone could miss placing an order when using the convenience of a drive-thru window–the basic tenet of Starbucks convenience! The backlog wouldn’t have caused such a ruckus had the driver wanted a simple cup of coffee, but she appeared to order every variation of those Frappy-snappy iced drinks. The request proved time and labor intensive.
The barista gladly rang up our order and the $11.40 total for the patron in the Chevy in our rear-view. My trusty co-pilot and I drove off with two ice-cold drinks and a good laugh. It was another day in the mission of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Until tomorrow.