Tongues were wagging this morning at 7th and Montana as word spread that Our Favorite Starbucks is testing a new recipe for Blueberry Muffins. Could it be that the so-called "Merrick Muffins" -- named for world famous "Elephant Man" Joseph Merrick -- have been quietly retired? I would have asked the New Barista on duty today, but -- according to one witness -- she took an instant dislike to me. "She's really mad at you," said my neighbor Greg, who was standing behind me in line. "She's upset that you were taking pictures of the muffins." After listening to Greg's description of her behavior, I can only conclude that this New Barista needs a New Recipe for customer service. Stay tuned for continuing reports on her progress ...!