“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” -T.S. Eliot

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!

Me:  Thanks

PGBC:  Thank you!  It’s my first day.

Me:  Well, you’re doing great

PGBC:  Thanks!  I think so too!

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