Friday, January 22, 2010


Starbucks in Washington DC

I usually run errands on my lunch break, prefering to eat a quick lunch at my desk while I work. Sometimes, depending on what errand I am pursuing, I stop into Starbucks on the way back to work for a treat. Because that is what they serve—massively sugar-laden treats. Don't fool yourself into thinking they are actual beverages. I'm not preaching—we all need a pick-me-up from time to time. My drug of choice happens to be a venti soy chai. How long before the Starbucks vanilla sugar syrup ends up on the list of illicit substances I don't know, but I'll enjoy this occasional indulgence while it lasts.

What I have been noticing more and more these days as I wait for my uber-tea is that Starbucks an adjacent table writing this blog on my iPhone . . . Why not?

I am curious whether Starbucks is being chosen as a nearby, neutral, friendly space as oppsed to an office, or if the interviews are for other virtual positons. A person could literally be hired and then "go to the office" at the same Starbucks. Or any of its myriad outposts.

A very possible, and quite expensive, and surely fattening possibility. And by the way, there's no such thing as a "skinny" latte. Just sayin' . . .


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