Starbucks Coffee

June 3, 2006

I order. “Mocha Frappacino, venti, please. Yes, put all the unhealthy stuff on it. Oh, and I’d like a banana muffin, too!”

I casually extend my arm from the window with the Starbuck’s card held jauntily between my fingers. The kid at the window makes a grab for the card, misses it and the thing goes flying out of my hand and under my car.

UNDER MY CAR.

I am dressed up: skirt, blouse, high-heels, and my hair is just so.

I open my car door and look down. No card.

I step out of the car and kneel down. Still I cannot see the card. Of course the heel of my shoe has caught on the hem of my skirt. I lose my balance and topple into the car, leaving a clean spot on the driver’s door.

Luckily most of the grime has landed on my hands and my arms which — thank you, God — are wash and wear. I step back into my car, put it in gear and backup about 12 inches. I might have backed up another two or three inches, but the fellow in the bright red SUV behind me was honking his horn and yelling, “Stop! Stop!” I am not sure why. There were still three or four inches between our bumpers. Maybe he thought I didn’t see him?

Anyway, I get out of my car again and there is my Starbuck’s card, just peeking from beneath the edge of my front bumper. I grab the card and turn to present it to the kid behind the drive-thru window. He says, “Keep it, Lady. This is on me.”

Darn, I think as I’m driving away. I should have ordered two muffins.


Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com. Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.


About the author

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.

4 Comments

  • I take offense to your profile!!!

    as a follower of Jesus I don’t recognize you being born under any sign other than HIS, which is not of the seers.

  • Terrace says:

    Starbucks have drive through?

  • QuillDancer says:

    Caryl,

    I didn’t put the sign there — Blogger did. I wasn’t too thrilled with the zodiac thing either. While I do not believe it is evil, I also do not believe it holds any truth or value. I suppose it I remove my bithdate from my profile the sign will disappear.

  • QuillDancer says:

    Terrace,

    This is Las Vegas, the city of convenience. We have a drive thru Wedding Chapel — OF COURSE Starbucks has drive-thru.

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