|My SB spill-proof mug, waiting to be washed.|
I hate Starbucks. I don't think I've ranted enough about how much I hate Starbucks and there are many reasons to hate this chain store. But, regardless of my hatred, I still patronize said company even though I hate their coffee, hate their politics, and hate their attitude towards workers. Having said that, I really, really love their stainless-steel, spill-proof mugs. And Friday morning, before I got really sick and everything went all to Hell, I was standing in line to get SB gift cards for the counselors at DJ's afterschool program and a lady in front of me was looking at the new mugs they've made so you can stir your Via instant coffee more efficiently (?! [god I hate this company]). Somehow I got into a conversation with her about the fact that the SB mugs are spill-proof and pointed to the shelf that contained the model I own. I started ranting about how great my cup is, I ride bikes all over Gainesville and throw this in my messenger bag/pannier/purse and have never had a spillage problem and on and on. I'm really selling this damn thing, and the lady says okay, I'm sold and she takes the one I pointed to off the shelf; meanwhile, this gentleman has been listening to my spiel and says he wants to get one too and the lady says, "sorry, sucker, I got the last one (she didn't really say that)," and then the guy goes to the SB barista and asks if they have anymore and is led to the back of the store where they manage to find one more cup. I was in full self-loathing mode by the time I got to the counter and demanded commission for selling two of those damn cups for SB.
Haha, wasn't that funny/sad? Merry Christmas, everyone!