Does it make paying $5.00 for a coffee seem worth it?
You know, to be able to use as many secret code words as possible to order it?
I may be one of only 17 people on the face of the planet that go into Starbucks and order in two words.
I take turns with a colleague of mine when we travel and need to make our Starbucks run. Her drink of choice is a venti iced decaf Americano, no water, ice to the top, two inches of nonfat milk, with 3 Splendas. Unless it's exceptionally cold that day, in which case it's a venti decaf Americano to the syrup line, two inches of nonfat milk and 3 Splendas.
We had the chance a few weeks ago to actually sit and enjoy ourselves together instead of being on the go and she freaked me out by ordering something different. I was so out of sorts as a result of her digression that I can't even remember what it was. No matter, she's getting her Americano any time it's my turn. It's committed to memory.
I've been chewed out by barristas everywhere for ordering it her way instead of as a venti with 4 shots which is the same thing, but my colleague has figured out that a venti with no water is, in fact, cheaper than a venti with 4 shots (trust me, this is part of her charm -- she's also been known to ask servers for their home phone numbers so she can call them at 3am if she got non-decaf by mistake, but that's fodder for a whole other post). I just smile and excuse myself for being such an enfant, then place my own simpleton order.
I'm such a rebel.