Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Have Arrived...Or Why I am a Blight on Humanity

And so has my Starbucks Gold card! I have been watching for it in the mail and it finally turned up just when I needed a little extra cheer in my day. The Gold card is the Starbucks version of a Black Amex. And the best part is that my membership fee was waived because of my Starbucks credit card. Sweet!

Cut to three hours later and I am in the check out line at Wal-mart....


Cashier (commenting on my purchase of Starbucks bottled Frappuccino): You know you could make this stuff at home for much cheaper.

Me (trying to be polite even if she isn't): Yeah, I do that sometimes but it never turns out quite as good as the real deal.

Cashier (when I hand over my Starbucks credit card): Oh. I guess you spend a lot of money there. You know people save hundreds of dollars a year by making coffee at home.

Me (As if this is any of your %@^! business): Yeah, I know it's overpriced but there's nothing else quite like it.

Cashier: Seems like a waste of money to me. You are what is wrong with the world.

Seriously?! Did you just say that to me?

Apparently people like me (i.e. the ones who work hard to earn a paycheck and keep you employed at Wal-mart) are responsible for all the ills of the world. I'm sure that Starbucks somehow engineered the economic slump and the five-year war as part of their plot for world domination.

And who do they plan to steal the world away from? You guessed it - Wal-mart! Maybe, Ms. Know-it-All Wal-mart cashier, YOU are what is wrong with the world.


HBee said...

Wow. Seriously the cashier said that to you? Crraaazzzyyy.

God Rocks said...

Wal-Mart in general IS a blight on humanity. I'm sureMr. Sam did not intend that when he began the company. More of a case of something good gone completely wrong. Like Hal the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hal was designed to aid and protect the humans, but Hal began to take himself too seriously... My experiences at Wal-Mart the last few year have been ENTIRELY negative!!! It didn't always be like that!!!

Monkey said...

HAHAHAHA, I think I always said that to you as a kid---"you are what is wrong in my world"!!!
If only I'd known it was because of Starbucks!!!

Kimberly said...

OMG - Seriously, I don't know what I would have done in this situation. Wally World sucks, but this takes it to a while new level!

CookieCrums said...

your blog almost always makes me laugh!! did you flip her off as you were walking away?? :) that was too funny. your tree decorations look cute said...

I am ashamed to say that I was too stunned to even respond. I wish I'd had a witty response to that, but I was seriously so shocked I just kind of looked at her with my mouth open and walked away.

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