I have to write this right now, because it’s skinny-vanilla-latte-therapy for me. I keep breaking up with Starbucks and then keep taking it back. I NEED HELP! Or do I? Is this such a bad addiction, an ongoing affair, that me and the rest of America have? I may sound like a crack addict, and I am. I don’t drink these beverages, I slam them.
Five minutes ago I had packed up my laptop, etc and was headed out the door of my home away from home, when the tall clear to-go cup with the peppermint straw caught my attention. I had to have it!! Someone stole my last one, and this one was even more delightful. So I found myself back in line, ordering another decaf (no latte), water and buying that damn cup. So far today my Starbucks bill is $26.37. Not good. I’m a walking Starbucks commercial. Some of you reading this right now and are shaking your head in total agreement, I know. I hear ya sister!
I pretend like I can get over it, and move on, but who’s kidding? I love the music, the coffee, the people, and the barista know how to put a smile on my face almost every single time. And there isn’t a better atmosphere for writing, people are getting stuff done in here! It’s total motivation. God, they should just hire me for PR. Although, I think they’ve got that covered.
Last night on Facebook I posted this:
Shannon Dolly Coombs: I’m hating that I ended my love affair with Cappuccino’s, the break up is killing me….I miss my hot, steamy, foamy friend….
Here were the responses:
Jen B: Oh, take ’em back!! I couldn’t live without mine!! 😉
Susan: But why’d you do it?
Jen K: Don’t drink your calories!!!!
Susan: Duplicate using fat-free, zero calorie and skim stuff! An imposter cappuccino will fool you into thinking it’s the real thing if well-made I bet. Will be in touch…
Tim: Your ass could use a few calories. Drink up and enjoy!
Karen: Coffee is GOOD for you girl!! Slap in a splenda and some skim and keep movin!!!
My husband: I thought I was your hot, steamy friend (and yes, sometimes foamy). I am not gone, I just went to work early!
Me: Ok..um I was doing skinny Capps and skinny sugar-free vanilla lattes…the problem is that I was drinking 3 a day! That’s 300 extra cals a day if you’re drinking a latte.(100 per each)..& 180 extra for 3 skinny Capps…(80 per each) oh yeah and a $18/day habit..oh my…maybe I’ll just cut back to one lol
Then my friend wrote on my wall later:
Heidi: I need to say goodbye to Chai Lattes. You know it is time when a grande is not enough!
When I walked into Starbucks this morning and saw Heidi, I think there was a moment there when we both felt embarrassed. It was the feeling you get when you run into your preacher after not being at church for a year. But we got over it quickly, laughed and moved on about our conversations.
Starbucks, here’s to you, and your next ten million frothy capps you serve! Keep ‘em coming…time for a third…
ME: Did I really just see you at Starbucks! We are completely lying to ourselves!! LOL!!