You know you have rearranged your life to include 15 extra Starbucks minutes each day. But it seems like the 40th anniversary ushered in an era of car dealer-like salesmanship. Is it just me?
Sample 1) I order a small coffee and the guy repeats back “tall drip?” Yeah, whatever. Then the upsell: “No breakfast with that today?” What’s with the no breakfast guilt attempt my friend? Could you have me in that shiny new car today as well?
How about I order the Ham, Egg & Cheddar?
Sample 2) I order a small coffee and a large coffee. Upsell: “Make the Tall a Grande for 30 cents more?” No thanks, I’ll take a small and a large just like I said.
My friend had a good suggestion. “Order a Trenta and there’s no where to go from there.”
I get it guys, you need to make money. But going to Starbucks instead of making coffee at home is a trade up for me already. I may or may not be off base here. So I ask again, is it just me?
Thank you for letting me Venti.