Friday, April 27, 2007

A good start

I declare that today will be a grand day, for the Starbucks gods has blessed me this morning. As sitting in the car watching the clock and realizing I was going to be late to work, I waited for my turn at the drive-thru at Starbucks. I ordered my chai latte and a plain bagel when I was devastated to hear "sorry we are out of plain bagels, would you like a cinnamon raisin one instead". I resisted the urge to lecture this barista about why I do not eat raisins or grapes and instead just got the latte. Then I drove up to the window and the most wonderful barista in her green visor and apron asked me "sorry about the bagel. would you like a breakfast sandwich, on the house". Whoa! Of course I would. Now I know how marketing works. Starbucks just introduced these breakfast sandwiches a few months ago and they must not be selling good and giving them away is an attempt to get people hooked. But it was still a great way to start my morning!


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