Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ah... The Irony.....

I came prepared with my (OK... Joey's...) shiny red travel mug to Starbucks' "Make a Difference" day.

For the good of the planet (so says their website), the company was encouraging everybody to come to their local Starbucks on April 15th with a reusable mug. In return, Starbucks would fill it for free with brewed coffee.

Now aside from the fact that there are those who claim that these reusable mugs are actually worse for the environment than the standard paper coffee cups, one has to appreciate the paradox of what happened to me next.

After the barista got off his snappy little comment that "Sorry, but the offer includes every color mug except red...." (Oh, I'm laughing so hard that if I had it yet, I'd be spitting out my coffee.... Do they attend training days for this stuff?), he became genuinely concerned that my mug (I must admit that stainless steel is a dumb material for the construction of travel mugs...) was getting too hot.

So what does he do? He INSERTS MY MUG INTO A PAPER COFFEE CUP. Way to save the enviroment, buddy.......

You've gotta love the irony!


7 comments:

Mystery Woman said...

LOL! So much for the training...

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm really truly laughing out loud right now! Talk about a lack of self awareness. But it is very likely that the barrista learned this in a Starbucks safety class, ans safety comes first! :-)

Mark

frumcollegegirl said...

haha that's great!

i brought a travel mug with me to school and i'm going after class to get mine...

Shosh said...

Thats awesome! You know we live in a crazy world when they have to ruin the environment (and the whole point of their promotion!) for fear of a lawsuit!

Frayda said...

that picture is too funny! i almost lol'ed (but i am at work, so i controlled myself)

FBB said...

That is sooo funny.

tembow said...

got TWO cups today!
hooray for saving the environment