it would be cool to keep titling drinks starbucks drinks that you can order (which i tried to do for like, my first 5 posts) but it turns out that that is not original, but actually lame seeing how i got yelled at by the district manager today. i knew by making his drink i was balancing on a thin line because it could really only go one of two ways:
"Long Day" by Matchbox 20
a) he was very impressed with the quality service he received by a clean, welcoming barista and his drink was really good -or-
b) he would realize i hadn’t showered in 3 days, i had worked 7 hours at this point, and he realized i wasn’t going to kiss his ass like everyone else there but rather, hand him a warm-and-well-balanced drink.
it went a lot of option “B,” but also i was corrected because i wasted milk when i steamed his drink. he told me i was “responsible for wasting about 8 gallons of milk a week by the way i was working, and 8 x $2.50 every 7 days really adds up.” i don’t think this man realized that i am very environmentally conscious and i am saving milk for reasons other than THE MAN. and when you charge $4 for the drink you’re consuming, luckily the mark up is enough you’re still making a significant profit.
on another note, SHAWN BLOGGED. this is obvious because i am posting right above him, but his blog really provided the hope (i’m going to go out on a limb here and include you, Molly) we needed to carry on the dontgochasin’ site. not that there is really any hope we need—IS THERE ANYONE THERE? i’m blogging to cyberspace about the man, and this website is run by the man. AAHHHHHH!
things to listen to:
you really got a hold on me -She & Him
a lack of color -Death cab
just a boy -Angus and Julia Stone
things to read:
‘I’m not afraid to compete. It’s just the opposite. Don’t you see that? I’m afraid I will compete–that’s what scares me… I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. I’m sick of myself and everybody else that wants to make some kind of a splash.’ She paused, and suddenly picked up her glass of milk and brought it to her lips.
-Franny & Zooey