This morning, I made a continuous decision to enjoy my last Starbucks Grande Nonfat Cafe Mocha on my way in to work... after all - today might be the beginning of a pregnancy - so I might as well start eating for fetal safety, right?
Imagine my surprise and heartbreak when I realized that my coffee... the one I've enjoyed so many mornings like this one - has taken a price increase?!
I mean lets face it - it's a SHOT of espresso and some milk... of which you can buy an entire gallon of skim milk for less than the cost of one of your drinks! Or is there truly crack in those drinks? I'm beginning to wonder... I mean honestly - you ought to be able to get their drinks at a fraction of the cost considering how many people are completely addicted to them! They are REALLY banking...
And for those of you wondering what the big deal is because Sonic, McDonald's, and every other fast food chain is now offering the same drinks at a lower price... can I just tell you that you absolutely get what you pay for? I had a free coupon a few weeks ago to try a mocha from McDonald's... and no cash to buy the real thing - so I popped in on my way to church... OMG - it was the most disgusting thing I'd ever tried. I had to pour it out.
OOOh - I just remembered my cousin works at Starbucks in Dallas... I'm TOTALLY emailing her to complain. As if there is something she can do to change their corporate policy.... HA! That'd be like me being able to choose our brand of staples or something. :-)
Anyway, back to this morning - I must have had a funny look on my face trying to figure out why my exact change wasn't enough... and the lady tells me that they increased their prices yesterday. Oh come on now! Is this some big sign from God cosmically telling me that my days of enjoying Starbucks are done?