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.......