Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Curses. Foiled again.

My mom and dad have taken to unplugging the phone when they're trying to rest. Just lately, Mom says that the phone just rings and rings, every time they try to lie down. She's discovered that their number is only one removed from the neighborhood Starbucks.

I didn’t tell her, but I find this bit of information highly suspect.

Who calls Starbucks? For the life of me, I can’t put together half a dozen people a week who would have any reason to telephone Starbucks. Certainly fewer than have reason to telephone my folks.

I suppose you might telephone Starbucks if you thought you had forgotten your good umbrella there-- although I don’t think I would bother. Surely, it's long gone by now.

You might call Starbucks if you were an employee and woke up all hanged over. Again.

Or maybe you drive one of the coffee bean delivery trucks and they're counting on you for the morning rush, but you took that confusing turn at the corner of Roosevelt and Martin and are now hopelessly and irredeemably lost. I can see where you might want to pick up the phone and call.

But the rest of you--picking up the phone and calling Starbucks for no reason at all? Way to go. Way to mess it up for the rest of us. You want tell me how I'm supposed to call my mom during her nap window if she has her phone turned off?

Really. Thanks a lot.


Anonymous said...

Maybe if I called in my order, I could get to work on time. Right.

Unknown said...

I called a Starbucks once. My sister in law was there, was having car trouble, and had left her cell phone at home. Otherwise, you're right. Who calls Starbucks and why?

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