The Usual

My Starbucks is my home, my coworkers my family. Our customers can come in with a smile on their faces knowing that their drink has already been started the moment they stepped through the doors, and have the confidence that it will always be made right. The person at the register will greet with the sweet and ominous, “the usual, Bill?” and the exact change has already been made, tip included.

If I had worked anywhere else, I am almost sure that I would hate my job. Not only do I love the customers, but I love the community we’ve built which makes it even semi-bearable at 5 o’clock in the morning. The community in which me and my coworkers depend on. The community who pays our checks. The community that gives us a reason to wake up at such an impossible hour. The community that I am proud to serve coffee to. It’s not always easy, and people are not always nice, but nothing changes the fact that some of us still get up to find ourselves in the usual Starbucks ordering a warm latte on a chilly autumn morning.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Usual

  1. Angel, it’s cool that you like working at Starbucks. I personally haven’t had the best experience there. The coffee isn’t good. I’m spoiled though, I’m used to drinking some of the best coffee in the world from Costa Rica since that’s where my family is from. Starbucks coffee just doesn’t compare, it’s too plain. Although, I’d give it another chance at your job if you can make a good latte!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s