Day 10 ~ Starbucks changed my life

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.

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  • Katherine Patrick
    December 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm 

    love this. so true. so, so true.

    • Julianne Carson
      December 10, 2011 at 1:12 am 

      Oh, Kate, I miss you so much! I’m so happy that Starbucks brought us together. We should really reunite one of these days!

  • Sarah
    December 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm 

    I have never read more than one entry of someone’s blog in my life…until now. I think I get it now, why people do. Good stuff Julianne 🙂

    • Julianne Carson
      December 10, 2011 at 1:13 am 

      Thanks, Sarah! It feels good to get stuff out of my head and onto the page. Hopefully, someone besides me finds it entertaining.

  • Rachel
    December 10, 2011 at 2:55 am 

    HA HA! I LOVED learning these things from you & about you that I never knew! Love the pics, also :).
    In the future, will you please do at least one blog about the random drinks you have created…I have a feeling I would get some GREAT ideas ;)!
    My favorite parts above…the Geiko guy, & the kid you took to ice cream!!!

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