Column: Hi! Welcome to Starbucks

By Megan Powell

megan.powell@franklincollege.edu

Hi welcome to Starbucks. What can I get started for you today?

These are the words that can turn a bad day into a somewhat better day in a matter of a few sips.

Even though I probably drink too much coffee, about two to three cups a day, coffee gets me up and ready for the day. What could be better than a pot of coffee? A pot of Starbucks coffee.

From the fall famous Pumpkin Spice Latte to the Red cup favorite of mine filled with Peppermint Mocha, the coffee company is not only there when I need coffee, but also for a quite place to study.

In high school, whenever it was finals week I transformed any Starbucks location into my studious home the week leading up to finals.

The calming music provided an escape for my mind for a minute or two before cramming away again. Already, I have found myself sitting in there for five hours straight working on a paper enjoying a frappé or two.

The one thing that annoys me is when I have a gift card to use and I need to go a bookstore, that’s serves Starbucks drinks keep in mind, but then they say they can not accept my card because they are not a “Starbucks” location. What? It literally says Starbucks on the cups, coffee sleeves and menus. But, okay.

Yes, I have a Starbucks addiction.

As long as I have papers to write and test to study for, I will be at Starbucks once or twice a month.

Yes they are expensive, but they offer a nice place to study, write papers, and enjoy a cup of coffee at the same time. Problem? No.

Thanks a latte for reading.

 

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Ashley Shuler is the executive editor of The Franklin. She has held various multimedia journalism and public relations internships, including positions at Indianapolis Monthly, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Dittoe Public Relations. When she isn't staying up late to edit stories, Ashley spends her time boutique shopping and drinking as much vanilla Coke as possible. This is Ashley's third year in a leadership role and her fourth year on The Franklin staff. She previously held positions as web editor and news editor.

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