Monday, October 10, 2005

Just a Spoonful of Sugar...

This morning I stopped in at Starbucks. As usual, I asked for a "small coffee," because I am irritated by the use of the term "tall." And because I enjoy being a pain in the ass.

I walked over to the fixins bar, where I discovered that they were out of sugar. That's right: a coffee shop with no sugar. There was Splenda, Sweet'N Low, and Equal. But no actual pure byproducts of a sugar beets or sugar cane.

Dear unsweetened Jesus, what is this world coming to?


Lucia said...

I, too, am disturbed by the lack of genuine sugar/sugar cane products. In the days when I used to sweeten my coffee (you know me as your erstwhile local coffee snob), I was generally excited by Raw Sugar packets. Not one for the processed sugar, I enjoyed the slightly molasses-y flavor. However, in my pure snobbish way, I refuse to use anything designed to make people lose weight in tiny degrees by Not Using Sugar. The only thing that makes Splenda vaguely ok is its original use, for diabetics. Not that there's a huge diabetic population scarfing down all those Splenda packets - nope, those are the weight-conscious. Ick. Ickity ick.
Also, kudos for using English, understandable, and pointed size requests. I, too, also say small, medium, and large. It was my eternal irritation when folks would come into Cville Coffee and order *anything* Venti. Please.

Karina said...

Its genetic! I categorically refuse to use starbucks terminology. I once ran in for caffine ladden tea during intermission of a sleepy show and slipped up in my rush. I felt like a traitor. To whom? Unclear. But i didn't like it. Since when is "tall" small? ridiculous.