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the evil genius mind-readers at starbucks

June 9, 2008

in a past career i was a starbucks addict, at this point i was off the coffee and did not use daily or even weekly (my current career got me back on the coffee, now i am a daily user again). i constantly craved starbucks iced tea like i had craved dunkin’ donuts iced coffee as a teenager, i could not pass the place without pavlovian drool. i felt guilty about all of that plastic cup usage, so whenever i could i would save the cup to use another time (the baristas gave me some weird looks). i always thought that it would be super cool and cute if they made re-usable cups that resembled the disposables for both hot and cold drinks, it really is a nice style. two years ago starbucks popped out with a hot re-usable mug that looks just like the disposable, and after christmas 2006 liz found one on sale that matched the red holiday style. so cute. still i wished that the evil genius would make a re-usable cold tumbler.

last friday morning all of my channeling paid off. i stopped at starbucks on my way to work knowing that a couple shots of espresso would pull me though the day. i ordered a venti latte and an english muffin with ham, egg and cheese (yummers). i was about to pay when out of the corner of my eye i spotted it:

here it is with the one liz bought.

when i got home from work i was all excited to show it to liz. i said “dear, i did a bad thing. i bought something i don’t really need.” i pulled out the cup and placed it on the table, she looked at me like i was nuts and said “yeah, so.” at first she did not realize it was something i had paid $12.95 for, she thought it was an empty disposable cup, and was not impressed that i felt guilty about purchasing an iced tea.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2008 7:10 pm

    You have a cool blog. I found you via All Mediocre 🙂

  2. June 10, 2008 7:32 pm

    I think that it is cool! Does it have any weight to it?

  3. jvalways permalink*
    June 11, 2008 6:22 am

    yeah, it’s heavier than you would expect.

  4. jvalways permalink*
    June 11, 2008 6:23 am

    it’s insulated.

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