Monday, April 6, 2009

I Wish I Had More Hands

I've never been a fan of Starbucks - standing on long lines, using their jargon (tall/grande/venti), and paying $5 for a cup of overrated coffee is not my idea of fun. I recently received a Starbucks $50 Gift Card and thought it would be nice to have a Barnes & Noble date to research our vacation to Costa Rica. I ordered a medium white chocolate mocha (I refuse to use their jargon), small caramel frappachino, and a vanilla buttercream cupcake. Total: $9.64. I present my gift card and they tell me that they don't accept gift cards because "they only serve Starbucks coffee". Huh? In the immortal words of Rick James (from the Chappelle Show): I wish I had more hands....I'd give Starbucks two thumbs down. The worst part of the whole day was that I found out that July is considered the rainy season in Costa Rica - back to the drawing board.

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Susan M. Bell said...

OK, first off, like your blog.

Now, I'm confused. They won't accept the Starbuck's gift card because they only serve Starbuck's coffee?!?! What the heck?!?

I live in a small town with a small coffee shop. The prices aren't quite as high at the almighty SB, and they just say small, medium and large. I hope the "big boys" never wander into my neighborhood.

hector342 said...

Thanks for the compliment.

The Starbucks was inside of a Barnes and Noble. Since it was in its own separate area and everything said "Starbucks", they should have accepted the gift card (even as a public relations move).

I work in NYC and there seems to be a Starbucks on every corner. You're lucky not to have been invaded by SB.