Wait, what? Now we’re marking seasonal milestones by the change in Starbucks drink flavors? (In my best Charlie Brown voice), “Good grief — we’ve officially become a Starbucks society.”
Well it’s no wonder. After all, we spend so much time there. For me, Starbucks is like my second office, especially when I travel. I have meetings there, I plug in there, I unwind there. Wireless, caffeinated bliss.
In fact, when I’m not there, I kind of wish I were there or I find myself wanting something from there. Something in a tall, warm, cozy cardboard cup of comfort! It’s almost as if I’m … addicted. Which got me thinking: Could Starbucks be the millennial form of smoking? Let’s see:
- We crave it.
- It feels good just to hold it.
- We usually leave the office to have it; some of us even “sneak” it.
- We’re grumpy when we don’t have it.
- We’re pretty sure it’s bad for us.
- What used to be filtered, menthol, slim is now decaf, skinny, no whip.
- It’s about a $5-a-day habit.
So there you go. Starbucks is the new cigarette. The good news: there’s no second-hand mocha. What a relief.
Consider Boom for a project this fall and coffee is on us!