So, today, I went to my favorite Madison-area Starbucks, the one on University and North Blackhawk. Since they were out of cold brew, I decided to get an iced East Timor Peaberry. About halfway through it, I realized that it didn’t taste so great. I told the barista that it didn’t taste quite right, and they said that it was towards the end of their supply. They asked me if I wanted it remade, but I just asked for a regular iced coffee instead.
While I was sipping the replacement iced coffee and writing letters 9 and 10 of my 16 Penpals for 2016, one of the head baristas came over to me with a gift card, saying: “you come here often, you appreciate good coffee, and you took a downgrade from your Reserve coffee to a regular iced coffee.” I told him it wasn’t necessary, but he insisted I take a $4 gift card.
So now I have a Starbucks gift card.
I had a somewhat productive day, with some of my goals accomplished, or started on, from my list:
- Finished and returned 1 library book from the old stack, and 1 from the newer stack.
- Wrote to 6 new blog friends.
- Got 101 views on yesterday’s post.
Hey, it’s a start.