Coffee

Since moving out from the big city, I am acutely aware of my distance from a Starbucks and a Dunkin’Donuts. It is safe to say that I do miss going for coffee.

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During my Ferry time, I discovered Gevalia K cups actually made a vanilla latte.I was a little dubious at first, but after scoring some on sale, I was a believer.As I type this before my shift today, the Keurig is set up to make my latte to go and, fortunately for me, there is also a Keurig in the office, so I get to have one later too!

My nephew Greg was kind enough to get me the Keurig baskets so you can save money and the environment and use your regular coffee.It is one of the best presents I ever got, but there are those days where nothing but a vanilla latte will do.

This is one of those days.

Late August Morning

The weather has actually gotten a little cooler,and for me, that’s a good thing.

The girls and I had gone out for a walk, and  the first time I had jeans on since it got cooler, well, the air was delightful. It was awesome not to be out in a total flop sweat.

I had stopped and looked at the ground and I snapped a picture.I had a sign of fall on the ground right in front of me-an acorn! I know that “Indian Summer” is a breath away. Yes, you can put me in the column of folks who wait for the time of Pumpkin Spice lattes at Starbucks.

I am ready for fall!

  

Kids

…and I don’t mean goats….

I came into the office today via my usual, the bus. Same loud teenagers going to school get on and of course, my earphones go in. I was vegging out and one girl gets one the bus, wearing her uniform of a local Catholic high school , carrying…

A VENTI CUP FROM STARBUCKS.

When I was that age bracket,**yes, I am old enough to embrace that phrase now**, I was lucky to have cash to buy a can of Coca-cola.I’ve been to Starbucks and have seen their prices.This girl has a venti cup every day.

Wish I had her parents’ money.

Dear Dunkin’ Donut Customer Service

Do you train your staff?

Really?

Don’t you pride yourself on how nice your products look?

Today, I ordered a chocolate iced coffee roll **yes I know, but it was a grieving, comfort food thing** and proceeded to watch you place the roll with your thumb smashing it into the paper and icing and then have the lack of respect even more so for the product by putting icing side down in the bag. Yup, brown DD bag, upside down coffee roll icing, coffee roll and bakery tissue. I mean a fourth grader with practice would give better customer service than that.

Think about it DD, and maybe train your staff. Hey, you might make money and make as much as Starbucks…how about that!