Addicted to Starbucks

I think I have a Starbucks problem.

I might have an espresso machine at home, a coffee pot and two half-pound bags of Starbucks brew. But I don’t like brewed coffee, nor am I a barista who knows how to craft an espresso, steam milk and add a bit of foam to make a homemade latte. Plus, I hate reading directions.

When I go to work, I think wouldn’t a morning latte be great?

I think again and realize I want to hold out.

I buckle down and work a few hours until the lull of the late afternoon arrives when there should be a nationally mandated naptime. Again, I start agonizing over the latte.

But I only want to buy one a day and I can make it until after work.


I sit at the computer, typing up my stories, while in the back of my mind the desire for caffeine stealthily creeps toward the front of my mind. I’m typing and thinking, no! You have to wait!

Sometimes I give in to the wicked caffeine pull, but then I feel guilty.

If I get a second latte after work, that means double the money, or 8 bucks instead of 4 bucks. It also means double the calories.

I’m not a coffee drinker. I’m a hoity toity latte drinker, caramel syrup and light on foam, no whipped cream.

If you were to ask my dad, buying a latte a day is plain crazy.

What my dad doesn’t know is that I go crazy all day waiting until I can have my latte.

Yep, Starbucks has snared me into its logo, the siren that tempts me with the call of wanting to be in a different place, escape the real world and sip at the ever addicting cup of comfort.

4 Responses to “Addicted to Starbucks”

  1. Fay Ulanoff says:

    This would be amazing in one of their ads

  2. Shelley Widhalm says:

    I'll have to send it to them. Maybe they'll hire me as their Starbucks writer, with cup in hand (like the actors but in Writer's Digest, instead of People). Hee, hee. 🙂

  3. Helen Colella says:

    Is this what they call an obsessive compulsive disorder??? LOL
    However, I must admit I enjoy a caramel macchiatto every now and then.

  4. Oh dear, I hope not! I may need to get help then. 🙂

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