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Why make it complicated?

It’s one of those days… you know, when you go to Starbucks for your second coffee of the day.  At 2:30 in the afternoon.

And now, with all the Christmas drinks, the decision making process is that much harder.  I finally settle on a Salted Caramel Mocha: The only thing better than coffee is coffee AND chocolate.  Yum.

I’m actually pretty tired today because I was up most of the night with some febrile illness… chills, night sweats, nausea (And because I’m a med student, I think… maybe it’s cancer?).  Just this morning I was just assigned a 30 minute presentation on Stroke rehabilitation that I have to give on Friday.  Yup, 2 days away… Can I get an extra shot of espresso in that coffee please?

“So you want a triple, salted caramel mocha?”  Sure, if that’s what it’s called.

Oh wait, how many calories is that drink going to set me back today?  Better get non-fat milk.  Yes, I feel good about that decision.

“Do you still want the whip?”

Really?  OF COURSE I WANT whip.  But doesn’t that defeat the purpose of my previous decision?  Hold the whip, I can do without it.

I’m beginning to think that venturing away from my usual “pike with room” was a huge mistake.  I’m ordering a triple espresso at 2:30 in the afternoon, please don’t ask me all these questions.  Just give me my coffee.

I pay and I wait, and finally:

“Triple shot, non-fat, no whip, salted caramel mocha”

I sheepishly reach for my coffee and everyone looks at me.  They’re probably thinking, “is she that prissy that she needs a coffee with 5 names?”  (Next time I should ask for extra hot and an extra half shot of syrup, just to make it worse)

The woman beside me, wide eyes like a doe, says in all seriousness: “wow, that’s complicated.”  It’s really not… they made it complicated.  I just wanted coffee.

It got me thinking… what else in my life gets needlessly complicated?

And I say… Everything…

7 thoughts on “Why make it complicated?

  1. I discovered the Salted Carmel Mocha last year and literally had a panic attack when, in February, they took it off the menu. Best Coffee Drink. Ever. In desperation, I bought some carmel sauce and Hersey’s chocolate syrup in an attempt to re-create the concoction. Close, but NOT the same! I got frustrated and cranky, then thought: Oh my God, isn’t this how Dr. Jekyll got started?!?


  2. I just don’t do Starbucks. EVER. Its way too complicated. I feel like an idiot ordering coffee. I don’t need all the added added this and that and whatever else. I don’t want to take more time ordering coffee than it does to drink it! lol!!! I find it a little expensive too…for COFFEE.


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