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21 June 2006 @ 10:55 pm
For Want of Coffee  
Behold my first rant...

Okay, after getting only 1 hour and 15 minutes of sleep last night (don't ask) I soooo needed coffee this morning to get me through work.

I stumbled into Starbuck's, took my place in line for my caffeine fix, and promptly entered into...The Marathon Of Doom.

You know there is a very special place in the down below for someone who stands at the counter at 7:45 AM on a work day with a pile up of 16 people in line behind her and sl-ow-ly has the barrista describe the contents of every single solitary item on the Starbuck's coffee menu.

Twice.

She went through how many shots of espresso. What type? What flavor? What size does that come in? What gets sprinkled on top? Is that real milk or 2 percent?

I'm not making this up.

The line was piling out the door behind me.

The two barristas taking care of the drive through window kept looking over their shoulder to see why the line inside was getting so long. While the one helpless barrista tried to be accommodating to this poor lost soul of a woman who was about to be cluelessly massacred by the lynch mob forming behind me.

I was second in line and what normally takes 5 minutes each morning took me...count 'em--('cause I sure did)--35 minutes and I never once moved forward a single step. And if I hadn't been so desperate I would have bailed after the first 15 minutes.

But today of all days, I really REALLY needed the coffee.

Murphy does indeed have a wicked sense of humor.

It's not that I begrudge her exploring the beauty that is the triple shot half calf no foam etc.

It's just why this morning?

Why at that critical time of 7:45 AM?

Why?

(Whimper.)

Sigh.

So tomorrow I'm taking tea. So there! That'll show them.
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