I really like their strong coffee But it's more than that. There's the whole experience
First I have to deal with that line up.
Depending on the location and time of day
Your gonna find about 6 to 8 people in that line up.
Well that's when Starbucks does this curious thing...
They're aware they have 8 or so people standing in line.
When they elect to greet every single person with a question.
Oh and not...What would you like to order?
No, it's... “Welcome to Starbucks, How are you today?”
Ya know I hear them asking this to each person…
And I think to myself as ‘number 8' in line...
*what if someone isn't having a good day here?*
The odds are this is very possible you know.
So I'll start checking the people in line, before me.
Looking for any signs of emotional instability
Because with my luck some girl will burst into tears,
Having busted up with her boyfriend or something.
I just think this is a risky question to be askin,
while other people are waiting in line behind.
And when my turn finally comes up? I'm never ready to order.
I know I'm supposed to use that time in line deciding on my drink.
But for some reason... I find myself thinking about all kinds of other stuff.
First I scan the room; see who's here. Anybody I know?
But I'm careful not make eye contact cuz I haven't got time for chitchat
Or I check out how stressed the Baristas are trying to keep the line from growing out the door.
Anyway I always use my line-up time thinking about other stuff
So by the time they ask for my order, well I'm ready to look at the menu.
It pisses people off, I know, but it's just the way I roll. OK?
So I've placed my order; now this is where Starbucks resembles a walk-in clinic
Having been through the waiting room, you don't get the drink right away...