Starbucks has been a huge part of my twenties. Both as a customer and as a Barista. So today I dedicate my countdown to the lessons I’ve learned at Starbucks.
I was blessed with the ability to make “good foam”. Not everyone is.
If the cute customer at the counter asks you out on a date, just go. You’ll get a free meal out of it. But be prepared that he might just be the guy who dresses up in the gecko costume for Geiko and will shower you with riveting insurance claim stories all night. (Yeah, that happened.)
Coffee IS an addictive substance. And caffeine headaches are real. Very real.
Never underestimate the huge blessing of having good health insurance.
Creativity can happen, no matter how mundane your job seems. The rootbeer float frappuccino was one of my favorite creations.
If you find a kid you can take out for ice cream and act silly with, do it. It might change your life, and theirs.
If you eat all the leftover pastries to save them from the trash, you WILL gain 20 lbs.
Burnt soy milk smells terrible.
If you’re a super annoying customer, you very well may get decaf.
You never know who you’re going to fall in love with, even if he’s dead wrong for you.
You also never know if Mr. Right might be the next guy who walks in the door.
The best conversations about God seem to happen inside a coffee shop, especially behind the counter.
Don’t let anyone’s bad attitude ruin your day, no matter what they throw at you.
Starbucks hats look horrible on me.
“Family” can be found where you least expect it. Your melodramatic co-workers. The guy who comes in every single day and orders the same drink and reads the same paper. The group of friends who meets up to play boardgames and laughs WAY too loud.
And never, no matter what your degree or experience, think that you’re too good to scrub a toilet.
About the author
I love breaking out of the box, invention, clear & effective communication, and Star Trek TNG. Most of all, I love rallying creative geniuses to accomplish things we could never accomplish alone.