April 5, 2013

National Caramel Day

“It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel.” - David Leavitt

It's National Caramel Day!

To celebrate, I woke up early and splurged on fancy coffee. The following is exactly how my transaction went down...

Me: "Hi there, can I get a caramel latte? But I don't want any drizzly caramel stuff on the top."
Charming, Overcaffeinated Starbucks Employee: "DOYOUWANTACARAMELMACCHIATOINSTEAD?" *smile*
Me: *blink* "Can I just get a caramel latte?"
Charming, Overcaffeinated Starbucks Employee: "BUTIFYOULIKECARAMELYOUSHOULDREALYGETACARAMELMACCHIATO!" *smile*
Me: "How's this... slowly tell me... what would YOU get if you were me?"
Charming, Overcaffeinated Starbucks Employee: "A CARAMEL MACCHIATO! But, then again, if you don't want any drizzly caramel stuff on top, you should probably get a caramel latte. SO - CARAMEL LATTE! I WOULD GET A CARAMEL LATTE! ONE CARAMEL LATTE COMING UP!" *smile*
Me: "Sorry, can you write, 'Happy National Caramel Day' on it?"
Charming, Overcaffeinated Starbucks Employee: "I CAN! I CAN! Is it really? OHTHAT'SSOGREAT!" *smile* "Your total is..."
Me: "I'm sorry, can you also make that with soy? I should have said that from the beginning. I obviously just woke up and have no brain cells."
Charming, Overcaffeinated Starbucks Employee: "NO WORRIES! I GOT HERE THIS MORNING AND HAD A TRIPLE SHOT! I'M NOT SLEEPY ANYMORE!" *smile*
Me: "Wow... that's... that's a lot of caffeine."
Charming, Overcaffeinated Starbucks Employee: "I KNOW! BUT I'M ONLY GOING TO HAVE REGULAR COFFEE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY!" *smile*

(Side note: it wasn't until hours later I realized I never even asked her for a specific size. I'm grateful she just went with a grande for me!)

Happy National Caramel Day!