Karla’s Blog

me and my brain…. October 31, 2008

Filed under: i am an interesting creation... — kgarrard @ 1:22 am

ok.  let me let you into my world this morning… it was one of those moments where i wondered if someone was probably wondering if my brain had somehow fallen out of my skull….


i pull into the starbucks drive thru to get my husband a tall, bold coffee with cream so i could take it to him at work.  well, when i pulled up to the intercom thingy there was this very nice advertisement for starbucks new oatmeal with all those yummy toppings.  well, the marketing phrase on the advert was something to the effect of “your morning goodness to go” (i actually just tried to find the phrase on the starbucks website but can’t so forgive me if it’s not exactly right… for sure it had TO GO at the end)…..


so, at this point i hear the intercom begin to come to life and i get a bit confused — b/c not one BUT TWO starbucks baristas come through the intercom, at the time of my salivating over the oatmeal, to greet me with the normal “welcome to starbucks, my name is (missed the name b/c two of them came at the same time), how are you this morning?  what can i get for you today?” 


so yeah.  after hearing a male and female voice ‘behind the speaker’, i proceed to order a “tall coffee TO GO please“… well, realizing that i had just ordered a TO GO coffee in the DRIVE THRU, with addition to the male barista cracking up in his headset, i start to laugh hysterically at myself for ordering a stinkin’ TO GO coffee, in stead of saying WITH CREAM in the DRIVE THRU… aghhhhhh….. all b/c i was distracted by the last 3 words on the gorgeous oatmeal advert — GOODNESS TO GO.


So, after i get control of myself (i am still a bit sick and also pretty tired from coughing up my lungs for the last two nights — which is probably why i found myself so hilarious) and my laughter, i pull around to pay and get this drink that i have so labored for!  well, the cutest little LAUGHING barista hands me my cup with TO GO written so big on the side that i have to take a few moments to chuckle with him and tell him about the oatmeal advert.


he then proceeded to try and sell me one of their bfast sandwiches with mushrooms and spinach.  i had to pass b/c OBVIOUSLY my mind was stuck on the beloved ‘goodness to go’  and his mind was not —a good salesman would have jumped on my oatmeal obsession and probably closed the deal!


so, off i went with my sharpie marked cup of coffee w/cream and immediately called my sister so someone could laugh with me…..  🙂   oh me, oh my…. you gotta love a day that starts like that!


3 Responses to “me and my brain….”

  1. jenn getts Says:

    sounds like something i would do on a ‘normal’ day…hee hee

  2. Lindsey Says:

    i am picturing a wheezing laugh, mixed with early morning voice! 🙂 that probably made that starbucks guy a little less stressed. he probably appreciates you. 🙂

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