Something 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.