Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Writing Workshop - Week 8 - My Hot & Steamy Addiction


So, its week 8 of Josies writing prompts. This week its addictions....

I have an addiction. I keep my addiction well hidden, seriously, you would never even realise I have one!

I am addicted to…… yep, you guessed it, Starbucks.

Its been a whole 8 hours since I had my last fix.

Have you ever stood in the queue and listened to someone  order a succession of words that eventually appear at the end of the production line as a drink? Well, that’s me. Me and my “tall skinny caramel macchiato with cream to take away please”. (yes that’s right, I ordered skinny and the asked for cream!) .

The lovely gentleman in Starbucks (yes he recognises me!) tries to convince me that I might as well just have full fat milk as the calories saved is probably the equivalent to half a digestive biscuit. I cant taste the difference though so continue to order a skinny and convince myself that I have “earned” a cake with the saved calories.

Hazelnut Latté
Caramel Latté
Gingerbread Latté
Toffee Nut Latté
Caramel Macchiato

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Sorry, I got side tracked by the coffee goodness.

I will visit the town centre and pay for parking simply to get my Starbucks fix. I will waste my entire lunch break fighting through the traffic just to get a steaming hot cup of this frothy goodness. I have bribed Snaffles into going by calling it the “glass of milk shop”.

The true extent of my addiction came on red cup day.  I was fairly certain of which week the red cups would start but desperate times called for desperate measures. Google was not my friend that day and my need for a gingerbread latté was growing by the day. I had to take the bull by the horns and called the local Starbuck ahead of my visit for confirmation that a Gingerbread latté would be available!

One day my heaven will arrive , it will come in the guise of a drive through Starbucks.

9 comments:

  1. I'm very envious of your addiction. I don't like coffee of any description and have always felt that I'm missing out on something wonderful...

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  2. See I could be addicted to Starbucks - if only we had one within a 100 mile radius!

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  3. Caramel Macchiato's are my favourite too, but I convince myself that I'm allowed a cake if I have it with an Americano! I suspect I too have an addiction, though I don't think I have it quite as bad as you. I don't have to persuade either of my 2 boys to go in - they're normally asking me when I'm trying to be strong and resist the urge, and I cave in all too easily. My 3 year old is already fond of coffee, and will even drink it black, but he only has decaffeinated!

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  4. Geriatric Mummy - i dont actually like coffee. I can only drink it if made very milky and with a flavoured syrup in it. - I am very strange!

    BNM & Jude: I now fear my addiction may be worse than first thought. I failed to mention in my post that I have a "find nearest starbucks" application on my phone. Whereever I am I can now find out how far I am away from my fix plus directions! - oops!

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  5. I loathe the over priced horror that is Starbucks. But enjoyed your post! I too am a coffee addict but prefer to make my own the way I like it - I buy syrups for home, cinnamon is my favourite. Also a tipple of Baileys or my friend Mr Jack (Daniels) added to an evening (strong) coffee is soooooooooo yummy!!

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  6. Have you thought about investing in the company lol, may be cheaper for you in the long run.

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  7. I don't really like coffee, but your post has made me rethink. Perhaps I truly am missing out on something rather wonderful! (I would have no idea what to order if I went in...)

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  8. Decaf caramel and the christmas Hazel hut ones. I will be treating myself to one on my birthday, I have had other things that have needed the cash sadly

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  9. I'm with Geriatric Mummy. I can stand coffee in any form (not a hot drink drinker full stop) and even the smell makes me nauseous. I really wish I could like it, it always looks amazing and I adore gingerbread!

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