if there’s one thing i’ve always appreciated about starbucks, it’s that they always ask me if i want whipped cream on my coffee-i always forget that it’s standard issue on their drinks, and that i hate it. in the spirit of learning about this company, i went into one of their establishments and tried a new beverage-the mocha coconut frappuccino. not too shabby. but i’ve always liked when they play with coconut.
here are the most metrotextual:
“Harder to fathom is the fact that, in the 1980s and even into the mid-1990s, the only indoor public destinations where people in the United States went to read, catch up with friends, or relax after a harried day-assuming they even considered doing those activities outside their homes-were diners, a handful of local coffee shops, restaurants, and libraries.” (12)
“Rarely in my career have I actively searched for the right words. They tend to find me, often in a poignant moment, maybe minutes before addressing a roomful of people; during an impassioned, unscripted speech; in a private conversation; or when sitting alone in my kitchen, drinking a cup of coffee. The concepts that my words convey may be strategic in their intent, but the words themselves are spontaneous manifestations of my love for Starbucks. I feel them before I voice them.” (97)