Monday, January 17, 2005

$4 cup of coffee

I can't believe I paid $4 for a cup of coffee @ starbucks last night. I'm thinking what would possess me to pay that much for bean water. I was even called a "Sellout" by one of my former students. I've heard from different people before that Starbucks is trying to take over the world, but I have come to admire the company. Not only do they put out a great coffee, but they are a marketing genius. So what do I get for my $4. Good coffee, good atmosphere, and the feeling I am some kind of elite intellectual who enjoys sitting around sipping $4 coffee. I can't believe I bought into it, but I actually enjoyed myself. Sellout? Maybe. I just call it entertainment ...(thoughtful pause) and a darn good cup of coffee.

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