Nobody Knew My Name

June 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

Aside from business trips, vacations, or other time off work, I go to the same Starbucks every Monday through Friday morning…at about the same time…and order the same drink:

“grande, two-Splenda Americano, no room”

I frequent this fine establishment enough to where, upon entering, one of two things often happens:

I’m put in the shot queue and, quite often, my shots are pulled ahead of my order

or

As I’m ordering, the barista grabs my cup from the cashier and says, “got it”

OK, I don’t get quite the reaction shown below, though one barista does occasionally say,

“DEN-NIS da MEN-ACE”

Anyway, my “home” Starbucks is being refurbished this week, so I’m hitting a different one – thus the “Cheers” reference…

…and, if you’ll permit me, a reference to another TV classic:

Starbucks on Marsh Road.

An older storefront, in need of an upgrade.

Gentlemen, we can improve it.  We have the technology.

We have the capability to make a great Starbucks even greater.

Starbucks on Marsh Road will be that store.

Better than it was before.

Better.

Stronger.

Faster.

[da, da, da, daaaaaa. da, da, da, da, da, daa, daa, daa, daaaaaa]

BTW, how long did you last with that video repeating?  HA!


Training Journal – 6/10/13:

  • Current plan: San Francisco Marathon – 2nd Half Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 60 minute bike ride
  • Comments: I got my cycling kit ready last night; but decided to rest today when the alarm went off. I really want to avoid aggravating my knee ahead of Sunday’s half marathon.  Back to running tomorrow…
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