...but when did Starbucks become the place you take your toddlers and let them run around like wild banshees while you sit in a comfy chair in the corner and chat it up with your girlfriends?
Monday, February 2, 2009
I do my work at home on my laptop. I love my little desk that my laptop sits on and I have a nice view of the crosses hanging on my wall above the desk when I work. But today I just wanted a different atmosphere for my working environment. Both of the girls were in school, so I thought I would take my laptop to the Starbucks around the corner from my house, have a nice cup of coffee, and do my work in the tranquil environment of a quaint coffee shop. You know the whole "Starbucks" atmosphere...lounge chairs, the aroma of coffee, the cool, not-very-well-known musician playing over the speakers. WRONG!
Why was I wrong, you ask? Well because some other people today thought they had a brilliant idea. The brilliant idea to go and meet their friends for coffee and some small talk. The problem: They had toddlers! And the Moms sat in the corners in their cozy chairs, sipping their non-fat, skinny lattes with low-fat whipped cream, gossiping about their pesky neighbors. All the while completely ignoring the fact that their toddlers were running around the place yelling and coming up to me and touching my things as I was trying to get work done. At one point I actually thought Starbucks had one of those tea kettles that whistles really loud when the water's hot. Then I realized it was a kid...squealing. Seriously. This is not ok. If I'm going to pay $5 for a cup of coffee while I work, then I better get the "experience" that comes with the coffee. So to all those Moms out there that think it's ok to bring their kids to Starbucks, give them a Horizon Chocolate Milk & a train from home, and let them run amok, driving everyone in the place completely crazy, while you chat with your friends, I say to you in my best Southern accent, "No Ma'am. No. Ma'am.
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