So it is no secret, my love for coffee. My brain doesn’t start functioning until the first drop of that sweet nectar hits my stomach and is absorbed into my blood stream.
I love the taste of it. I love the smell of it. I love how a cup of coffee fits in my hand, the warmth it gives me. I love its kick and get up and go. I just love. I have written about my love before and how I was reduced to a little pile of weepy mush when Jake spilled an entire pot.
I just love coffee. Ok, so maybe my it is more than love. Maybe, I am totally and utterly addicted but you know what, I don’t care. Everyone has to have at least one crutch and coffee is one of mine.
Normally, I am happy with just a cup a black coffee. Sometimes, I like it with a little Splenda because Splenda makes coffee taste even better. I don’t know how its possible but it does. But every now and again, I like to go for a froo froo coffee especially during this time of year when Starbucks has its holiday specials like Pumpkin Spice Latte or the Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha.
But since I only go into Starbucks upon occasion, I usually get all confused with how to order my drink. I don’t know the lingo. What I want is a medium sized, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, with skim milk, not too hot, no whipped cream and only a little bit of peppermint.
And that is just how I order. But what is repeated back to me sometimes sounds like a foreign language.
Starbucks Girl: “Hi, what can I get for you?”
Me: “I would like a medium sized, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, with skim milk, not too hot, no whipped cream and only a little bit of peppermint, please.
SG: “So you want a Grande Peppermint White Chocolate non fat, no whip, no foam, half shot, luke-warm mocha?”
Me: “Um, yeah that.”
I am never sure what I am really going to end up with in my cup but so far, it has always been what I wanted. Maybe some Starbucks speak lessons would be helpful?