Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Even we could do this

I was at Starbuck's this morning, ordering Brody's teachers' gift cards through the drive through. I decided to also treat myself to a mocha.

When I pulled up to the pay window, the Starbuck's employee informed me that the lady in front of me just bought me my mocha.

At first I thought it was an accident. Then I realized it was purposeful.

So I bought the lady behind me her soy latte.

It made my day, and from what the Starbuck's employee told me, it had been going on all morning. Everyone was buying everyone's drinks with a Merry Christmas attached.

No, it doesn't actually save anyone money. But it spread holiday cheer.

And for the cost of $3, even I could afford that.


Shannon said...

geez, how cool is that? Makes me want to go get it started at a drive through here!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

I am Mary S. said...

That's awesome. They do that here a lot, although I've never had anybody "pay it forward" for me, but I rarely go to Starbucks. Merry Christmas!

Robyn said...

I love that! I heard on the local radio that that happened the other day, where one car paid for the car behind it, and it continued for 32 cars! What scrooge stopped the train? Bah humbug.

Heather said...

I was thinking the same thing, Robyn!

I totally want to do this!

Christine said...

Robyn, I know - talk about pressure to keep the thing going. I did ask what the car behind me had, because what if it was 4 people ordering 4 venti frapps? I had never heard of this thing, though, and now I want to start one on my own.

Cindy said...

That is really neat!
Happy Holidays!

Dawn said...

So awesome! That actually made me tear up a little! Now, I want to go to Starbucks!

Merry Christmas

Robyn said...

Yeah, you could always just buy ONE drink for the car behind you if they had multiples... I've never done it because I don't go to Starbucks often, but next time, I totally am going to.