Monday, July 27, 2009

Pure genius…..

For the past 2+ years, I’ve stopped at Starbucks on the way to work and picked up my Venti coffee….nothing fancy, just a large coffee to get the day started.

And, for the past 2+ years, I’ve gotten in the truck, put my thumb over the hole in the lid and held it there while I drove the 3 blocks to work so I wouldn’t slosh coffee onto my truck seats. Oftentimes, burning the heck out of my thumb in the process….

I’ve also noticed that on the counter next to the cash register, they have these little plastic thingamajigs. I’ve always wondered what they were for since they’re really too short to stir anything but a small espresso.
Possibly they’re fancy toothpicks for the pastry samples they put out on occasion?
Maybe they’re just fancy toothpicks although I’m not sure why you’d need a toothpick at Starbucks unless you got a poppy seed stuck in your tooth?
And not sure why if it was a toothpick it would have a rounded tip? Unless it’s a government safety thing?

Well, last week, as I waited for my coffee, the guy in front of me received his cup of coffee, grabbed one of the plastic thingamajigs and used it……any idea what it’s for????


Michelle R said...

Just a wild guess, but maybe so you don't burn your thumb anymore? ;-D

OldNSlo said...

Evidently. The more people I talk to the more I find everyone knew what those little hole plugger thingamijigs were for but me....

Struggling with Duality said...

buy you books, send you to school, and what happens? NOTHING - I like it when you do things like burn your thumb - listen to the little voice - of forget it, the good voice was killed chocking on some kind of smoke?