Starbucks Story for a Monday

I want to share this story because it made my day and maybe it will make yours, too. Recently, I was waiting to meet someone and, while standing in line at Starbucks, this woman and I struck up a conversation with another gentleman in line about the long wait and an obvious lack of sufficient staffing at Starbucks (something like 40 customers served by two workers). We hit it off, trading lines about supply and demand, and the three of us were laughing and making the most of the wait. She was a cheerful, attractive woman, could have been an actress after an audition, and she would have left me smiling all day had we left it at that. But, later, at the cream and sugar stand, she came up to me and told me, in parting: “I usually say ‘groovy’ or ‘peace’, but, you know what? I’m tired of being a starving artist, so now I say ‘make a lot of money!’ So: Make a lot of money!” She was practically bubbling over when she said it, and seemed completely genuine in her good will. I smiled back, thanked her, wished her the same and that was that. But this is what I had hoped would happen after anti-business Barack Obama, who really detests the making of money, was elected president: signs of a backlash against the anti-capitalist crusades!

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