Wednesday, January 10, 2007

fair, to quite fair

This morning I stopped at Starbucks on my way to work. The cashier gave me my change and then said “Have the BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!!!!” all peppy-like. I smiled, because that seemed like the polite thing to do, but inside I was rather annoyed. I subsequently became further annoyed because while waiting for my grande nonfat latte with one Splenda, I heard him impart the exact same greeting to no fewer than five people.

It’s not like today is the worst day of my life, but it is definitely not the best. Let’s see the pros and cons, and then we can decide.

1) I did get to start the day off with a grande nonfat latte with one Splenda.
2) I booked hotel rooms for an upcoming getaway to Santa Barbara (yay).

1) I am having a pretty bad hair day.
2) I have a zit right on my nose that seems in no hurry to disappear.

Um, yeah. Kind of a wash. Sorry, Starbucks barista/cashier, it seems that your overzealous greeting will not be changing my life for the better today.


undercover celebrity said...

I'm going to be all contentious and say that his greeting was downright rude. Think about it, it was said as a command, "Have the best day of your life." That's a lot of pressure to put on someone.

Now, had he said, "I hope you have the best day of your life." I still would have thought him cheesy, but at least he's being nice, and not so pushy. :)

karla said...

Maybe you actually ARE having the best day of (the rest of) your life. Maybe it's all downhill from here. Maybe tomorrow it'll be 5 zits and NO hair.

Just a thought to cheer you.

Karla said...

mmm! starbucks latte's!
the vanilla is my guilty pleasure.