It was gorgeous out today! I didn't feel even the least bit foolish going out in only my jogging outfit.
I met Sarah at Shopper's Drugmart to pick up a perscription and then we went to Starbucks. I didn't even realize I was going to Starbucks until I got half way up the ramp! Am I so addicted to Peppermint Mocha Frappuccinos? Why, yes I am!
However it's not just the drinks and brownies I'm addicted to, it's also the people who work there. Of all the Starbucks I've been to (and I've been to a lot) the people at the Carlton and Yonge location are the most friendly. They welcome me by name and know my regular order by heart. Even if I don't go myself and just send somebody they always say, "Hey, where's Anne?" I like that. It makes me feel part of a community. Sure, a coffee drinking community, but it's still something!
And then Sarah and I went to get groceries at Loblaws. Nobody gave me a warm welcome, and I go there way more than Starbucks. Well, fuck Loblaws!
After that, Sarah and I went up to the LCBO. I bought peppermint Schnapps to spike my frappuccino and a bottle of Rye to spike my Coke occasionally. Sometimes the workers at LCBO recognize me and ty to be helpful, but most times, no. I'm just a faceless customer in their store.
Hmmm... maybe I should go there more often so they recognize me and become as friendly as the people at Stabucks.