At 8:01 this morning, I had been in the car for over an hour, and was in north San Diego traffic without having had any coffee. It wasn’t good.
I couldn’t find a Starbucks (you can’t not find Starbucks, until you are suffering major caffeine withdrawals, but yeah) so pulled into a Target and went into the inside Starbucks.
Perky Girl Behind Counter: Hi! (ponytail swinging) Can I help you?
Me: Yes, grande non-fat latte please
PGBC: Sure, that’s $3.55
Me: Great, can I use my Starbucks app on my phone here?
PGBC: Nope! (ponytail still swinging) Because, see, we’re Target, not Starbucks.
Me: Okay, can I use my Target Red Card?
PGBC: Nope! Because this is Starbucks, not Target.
Me: Did you just hear yourself say those two things out loud?
PGBC: giggle Oh! That’s weird, huh?
Me: It’s not so much weird, as it is nonsensical and probably untrue. Can you maybe ask?
PGBC: Sure! (ponytail swings away – she’s back in 10 seconds) Actually you can use either one!
PGBC: Thank you! It’s my first day.
Me: Well, you’re doing great
PGBC: Thanks! I think so too!