A Real-life Coffee Fae

coffee faeSomething really cool happened to me yesterday afternoon. I discovered that an unauthorized withdrawal had been made from my checking account, but it was too late to deal with it. Okay, that wasn’t the cool thing. Bear with me here. I’m off to the bank as soon as they open today. Anyway, I was fighting CHRISTMAS MOON and doing quick scans/rereads of previous books in the series, which made me late getting around to errands. Which was when I discovered the issue at the bank. Anyway, I had to run at least one errand. To Walmart. Yeah, yeah. Bad idea but my fuzzy boys prefer the treats I get there. Go figure.

Still with me? After fighting the crowds–seemed like everyone was stocking up for Thanksgiving already–and getting through check out, I decided I needed Starbucks. Even though I’m meeting the CP at Starbucks today after the bank. My sinuses are still draining, I had the beginnings of a headache and I didn’t want to make a pot of coffee when I got home. Trust me, the morning pot evaporated before noon!

So, my Starbucks is across the street from the Walmart. And it was the start of “rush hour.” Why is it called rush hour? All you do is hurry up and wait. But I digress. I made it across the street without getting creamed by people intent on getting their errands done on the way home, and pulled around to the drive through.

I ordered a venti Skinny Vanilla Latte. The voice from the speaker told me to pull around. The car in front of me drove away and I pulled up to the window. After a bit, the barista appeared. I offered my iPhone (I have the app for that! Yay Starbucks account app!) but the very cute young man smiled and handed me the cup. “It’s on me today. Have a great evening!” I tipped him because I already had the cash out and he was most appreciative. I thanked him again and he smiled. “Pass it on!”

So I will. I’ll buy a random someone a coffee at Starbucks. Maybe even today while I’m there. So coffee fae do exist. I met one. Have you ever encountered a coffee fae? Or any other *insert treat here* fae? Have you ever impersonated one? If not, may you have one in your future.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to A Real-life Coffee Fae

  1. Ack. Good luck at the bank. And since I’m totally paranoid, I just went and checked my bank accounts. Whew, all there. I hope you can find a way to get that unauthorized withdrawal back.

    I’ve never encountered a coffee fae. I did encounter another Fae once. She was all sparkly and wonderful. Oh wait, I won a Starbucks card from Jen Lyon once – so she’d be my coffee fae! Yay! Do you get to be a fae by recognizing that someone is tired and harried and letting them go ahead of you in the Walmart line? Cuz that’s about as close as I get. Or I can be a book fae, cuz I’ve given loads of those away. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      I most often act as a coffee fae when someone in uniform is in line. It’s fun to do. Like Liza, the next time in the drive-thru, I’m going to pay for the drink of the car behind me. We’ve also had someone pick up our tab in a restaurant a couple of times. Once, I was wearing a shirt and cap identifying me as fire service. Another time, it was because Lawyer Guy was wearing his American Legion ball cap. And yes, you are a WONDERFUL book fae! Book fae are almost as important as coffee fae! 😉

  2. Liza says:

    I had someone pay for my lunch at Subway on Monday. Next drive-thru I hit the person behind me is getting free meal/drink.

    Sorry about bank issues. Had that happen to me about 2 weeks before RWA in 2010. Luckily bank put the money back in within 24 hours of it coming out and filed a fraud claim with itunes. Never have listed my bank card with itunes again.

    • Silver James says:

      See?!? It works! We “pay it forward” — or backwards, as the case may be. 😆 I think it’s awesome you’re going to do that.

      We’re all square with the bank. Money will be back in the account in a few days (it’s not a desperate thing) and we’ve filed the paperwork to keep it from happening again. Scammers are getting smarter all the time. 😛

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