Shazbot (thatshazbotguy) wrote,

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Starbucks Aren't Cylons

Starbucks mailed me a card for free tall iced brewed coffee every Wednesday through July. (I just noticed that the offer's valid only in 17 states, which is why several friends haven't heard of it.) Anyway, I used it for the first time today and discovered that the barristas have no way of knowing if I've already used the card. Downtown, I literally can walk to over a dozen Starbucks in a few minutes. My local mall has a Starbucks in the food court, a mini-Starbucks on the other side of the mall, another mini-Starbucks inside the Target store and a full 24-hr Starbucks across the street. Needless to say, I've imbibed a ridiculous amount of coffee today. Well, since "tall" in Starbucks' vernacular means small and since the cups of iced coffee are half full of ice, I need three freebies to get a decent serving of coffee. I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase the iced brewed coffee but it's decent, especially when it's free.

I don't normally drink caffeine anymore. And, when I do, I prefer tea over coffee. Also, I'm a soda snob but my favorite fizzy drinks aren't caffeinated. I used to be addicted to coffee, out of necessity, in high school and college. Some mornings required No-Doz. I've come to enjoy regular sleep since then. Some people drink coffee all day during work but, since I'm unaccustomed to it, today's binge has me particularly wired.
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