Am I barista material?

This morning there was a delay in getting my breakfast sandwich at the
Starbucks drive-thru window. So after the money had been paid and the
latte had been handed over, there was a bit of a lull and the lady at
the window proceeded to tell me that they were hiring and I should
spread the word. She also said she has a lot of fun working there,
perhaps selling the job a bit too hard. In any event, I was too
embarrassed to admit that, in my sweatpants and Harvard zip-up hoodie
(I didn’t go to Harvard) i.e. demonstrably not in any kind of work
attire at a time when people were heading to work, I was actually the
perfect candidate for the job. Sure, I know nothing about working that
confusing-looking coffee machine, but I do really like wearing green,
smiling at people and I also I live approximately two minutes away.
You can’t beat THAT commute. This little interlude happened nearly
three hours ago, but I still find myself thinking about it. Should I


  1. Anonymous October 13, 2009

    Sure, why not? Winners keep all their options open.

  2. Anna Tarkov October 13, 2009

    Winners, eh? Allrighty then, maybe I’ll go and ask for an application.

  3. Anonymous October 14, 2009

    I say go for it! I’ve often said that Starbucks is the first place I’d head if I were having a hard time finding another office job. :)

  4. Katie Favazza October 14, 2009

    Go for it. What do you have to lose? I’ve heard they have good benefits, as a bonus.

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