I have finally fallen for Starbucks. So much so that I may be giving up Starbucks for Lent next year. I've graduated from medium to large coffee, and sometimes a cranberry orange scone. Twice a day. I used to bribe the kids with the Horizons milk they sell until I realized how much sugar it contained. No wonder they never behaved after their treat.
There are two problems with my addiction, and I am realizing that both problems stem from my cheapness. First...when I say "no room", it means I want them to fill my damn coffee cup to the top. By my accounts, I have been ripped off an entire cup of coffee in the five visits I've made this week. Second, I have been paying cash so I don't feel so guilty about spending money from the bank account. My tab is usually 2.22, but I haven't had any pennies lately, so I have to give them a quarter. The cashier people haven't given me any change this week. Okay, it's three pennies, I know, but since they don't give me my pennies, I keep having to use quarters and me not having quarters means I don't have money to buy my Dr. Pepper at the swim club. (I buy them twice a week, my little treat, at the swim club because they are only 60 cents! You can't find a better deal from a coke machine!) Maybe my cheapness will win out, and I'll finally complain about my cup not being filled properly. I don't think I can embarrass myself enough to ask for the three pennies though. Guess I'll be using the money card from now on.