Here is Ashton’s first Starbuck’s experience.  We went for a little drive and got Caramel Apple Cider.  If you haven’t had it, you really must before winter comes!  It is the very essence of Autumn!  It’s like you are actually drinking Fall! 

We went through the drive-thru at Starbucks and you would think that they would just rush you and demand your order immediately, just because that is what we’re used to, right?  Well, I was completely overwhelmed by the stark contrast of service we received at Starbucks compared to EVERYWHERE else.  It was like a hug from your grandma!  I decided right then and there that I wasn’t going to go anywhere else for ANYTHING.  Starbucks is the only place I should ever be, where the employees are so genuinely nice and patient and helpful.  I’ve wondered since then how we all just accept the crappy service we get everywhere else, like we are a complete burden and we’re ruining their day by purchasing things from their stores.  My FAVORITE thing is when you go to the cash register and the person, while sitting on a chair all fat and lazy, says “Uuuuh, just two more hours.  This day has been soooo long and hard.”  And then I have to pretend to care and hope they can make it through the rest of their day.

 I love you Starbucks!