Thursday, August 7, 2008
THROWING IN THE TOWEL ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
Everything Sparkled and Gleamed at 7th and Montana this morning as word spread that Starbucks Corporate Management was conducting an "internal audit" of Our Favorite Starbucks today. I knew something was up the minute I walked in the door. Manager Extraordinaire Gabe was wearing a tie; Barista David shaved his beard; and, for the first time in years, there wasn't a Lunatic in sight. No Captain Underpants doing somersaults on the sidewalk; No Jittery Nutcase throwing Hot Chocolate at passersby; And no Bulgarian Vulgarian threatening the world with a Hostile Takeover. Even the customers were Squeaky Clean. One showed up dripping wet and wrapped in a towel and another, a Priest, performed the 7th and Montana equivalent of an Exorcism: He ordered an Apple Fritter. Let's just hope all of this was enough to impress the Powers that Be from Starbucks Headquarters ...!