On this lazy Sunday afternoon (February 2, 2013), I dropped by the Pine Street Starbucks, as I did a few errands during the day. I ordered a "Tall Vanilla Latte." Christina took my order, and little did I know at that moment, she was decorating my cup. As I waited for my drink, I watched the bar barista working. I knew that I knew him, but something seemed totally different. Yes, it was his hair. It had been cut shorter, and was much lighter. I stepped up to the bar area, said 'hello,' and asked Kyle, "Is your hair different?" Sure enough, it was shorter and lighter. I complimented him, as I do think he looks very good as a platinum blonde!
My beverage was nearly done. He handed it off to me, putting the lid on in front of me, and said, "Have a Grand-Day!"
I laughed! Very cute.
I thanked him for the latte, and said, "Thanks a Latte!"
To which he replied, not missing a beat, "You're Soy Welcome!"
I laughed. Maybe this happens to everyone, but that's actually the first time I have had that conversation with a barista!
Thank you Pine Street Starbucks for incredibly friendly baristas.
I wrote the above snippet on February 2, 2013. I didn't publish it because I thought my readers wouldn't be interested in one random conversation at a Starbucks. Then, today I saw this photo in my Facebook stream. It is the same store! I swear, the partners at Pine Street Starbucks really look like they have a lot of fun! Pink towels!