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For You, From Me and Starbucks

March 16, 2010

It pains me, literally pains me, that I have not been able to update my blog for over a week. Especially this section, a section that I hold near and dear to my heart. To say that I’ve been busy feels like a cop-out, a lame reason, an excuse that actually pains me to even type out. So, before I delve into some of the amazing sightings that I’ve seen at Starbucks recently, I want to apologize to you, my dear reader, for the sound of crickets that has been coming from my blog.

That being said, have you, devoted reader, seen anything at Starbucks that made you do a double take,  drop your $4.00 latte and think “what the…?!” Well, you’re not alone, so why keep that sighting and story to yourself?? Share it with me so I can share it with others.

This week, on a particularly early morning, I spilled my cereal in excitement after checking Twitter, yes checking Twitter, and discovering that someone had shared a #SpottedAtStarbucks sighting with me. It seems only right that I start with that sighting:

  • Upon entering Starbucks this particular patron appeared to be in the process of committing a crime almost as offensive as the patron who refuses to take off his sunglasses. Yes, this patron was going to commit the “I’d rather stay on the phone and order than be polite” crime (sorry to be a little harsh). But what truly astonished my twitter friend was that this patron, after seeing the length of the line, decided to retreat. But wait! Not even two minutes later, she returned, cell phone still glued to ear, deciding that she just could not wait a minute longer for that Starbucks goodness. After waiting in line (still on the phone) and ordering (still on the phone) she moved to the side and promptly hung up the phone. We’re glad she waited till after every task had been completed to hang up her phone. Two gold stars for this sighting!

Now for some of my sightings:

  • The “man who turned out to be a woman” – while this is indeed a return sighting it is a return sighting that I am starting to look forward to because I never know if he will come in sporting something that I either own or want to own. This week featured a fierce Gucci tote, Michael Kors aviators, Diesel skinny jeans and a runway walk that would render even Tyra Banks speechless. A++ in my books.
  • The “Bump It”, that’s right, you read it correctly, I witnessed my first real life “Bump It.” Had I not been up particularly late one night and witnessed the “Bump It” infomercial for myself, I would have thought that this lover of coffee (and blueberry scones I might add) had been hoarding aerosol hairspray. I actually did a casual walk by just to make sure it was the “Bump It” and not hairspray. How could I tell? Because, sadly, and quite possibly the worst part of the whole incident, part of her “Bump It” happened to be visible.
  • A man in full spandex, like wrist to ankle super tight spandex. I don’t know if I really need to elaborate any more than that. He gets a B for visibly making several people uncomfortable.
  • Last but not least, several sightings this week have confirmed that dreadlocks are making an aggressive comeback. I’ve And we’re not talking subtle “I can’t decide if I really want to commit to this” dreadlocks…these are the “I committed 100% a long time ago” dreadlocks.

To close I’d like to repeat myself. Seen something awesome in Starbucks lately? Well then, get typing and let me and my devoted readers know about it!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    March 17, 2010 6:21 am

    I have to say I’m pretty jealous that you saw someone actually sporting the ‘bump it’!! Haha, great post!

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