Okay, so I've mentioned that I spent some time in the military, right? Well, the whole I time that I was a soldier, I never touched a drop of coffee. Sure, I ate coffee grounds to stay awake on patrol but never actually drank brewed coffee. All those years, I would get up at 0430 most days (hung over) to run 4-5 miles and never touched the stuff.
When I left active duty, my youngest brother took me to a Starbuck's here in Chicago (at any one point downtown, there is a Starbucks within four blocks). I said to Josh, "Pay $1.19 for a cup of coffee? That's ridiculous..."
Well, since that day, I have had at least one cup of Starbucks (usually with a shot or two of espresso) every day.
So, today, I get a grande mocha with an extra shot (3) and a scone. I hand the lady a $20. She gives me back 3 singles, change, and a $100. Must have mistaken it for a $10...
So I am thinking...This is too good. Cubs won. Israel finally went after the Syrians. I get a $100 instead of a $10. If I walk out of this door, I am going to get hit by a bus.
I tell the lady she gave me the wrong change and she is pretty damn happy with me. Mr. Manager comes over and gives me a $20 starbucks card.
And I made it to work alive.