Sunday, August 10, 2008


I love coffee. I didn't used to be a coffee drinker but a few years ago I got hooked on the stuff. Now I want it all the time. I usually drink 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups of decaf in the afternoon. I like it with Splenda and low-fat creamer. I've tried to quit the habit but it's no use, I really like coffee.
Saturday morning I was on my way to my mom's house and decided to stop in a Starbucks instead of make coffee at home. I rarely ever go to Starbucks because it's so pricey but today I decided to treat myself. I stood before the big menu board and had no idea what to order. The guy in line ahead of me ordered a grande "red-eye." That sounded interesting but I didn't see it anywhere on the board. So many milks, so many flavors, so many kinds of this and that. When the girl, excuse me, barista, asked me what I wanted, I suddenly felt like I was on stage and couldn't remember my lines. What did I want? I felt so intimidated. There were people behind me, I just said, "grande regular coffee, please."
Whaaa! I know! Chance for a treat and what do I do? Order "plain" coffee. I think I definitely have a phobia for ordering at Starbucks. I looked up the list of phobias but I didn't see one for that. I wonder how I could get my phobia listed in the medical journals?!
Anyhoo, my coffee was delish and my heart rate returned to normal after adding half-n-half and Splenda. I asked the guy that ordered the "red-eye" what it was - it is a shot of espresso in regular coffee! Hmmm, next time?
Tomorrow we go back to regular working hours at my job (8am to 4pm) - boo! hoo! It has been so nice working from 9 to 3. We only get shorter hours during the summer. I work at a private high school so we are gearing up for the kids to return. I don't teach but I work with the students sometimes.

1 comment:

  1. lol! That's exactly how I felt the first time. Lucky for me I was the only person in line so the 'barista' (pleeeeese, how pretentious,eh?) helped me figure it out. Grande mocha frappuccino light. It was good but no way is it worth the almost $5!!!
    :( Sorry, you're back to regular hours.