Seattle - A Starbucks Every Six Feet
Do they really need that much coffee here?
Anyone who has read any of my blogs knows that I love me some Starbucks coffee. I tried to get off coffee for awhile but like a lover that you know isn't good for you but feels too good in the moment for you to care about the later consequences, for better or worse I'm addicted I suppose. Now for those of us aficionados of Starbucks we know that the first store ever was in Seattle (and yes, that's about the extent of the sight-seeing I've ever done while here on business) but now, you can't walk down a street without seeing at least three Starbucks. Seattle - A Starbucks every six feet - Don't Get Me Started!
Honestly, I don't know how they can all make money with there being so many so close to one another (but I'm sure they're fine and don't need me worrying about them making money). You go inside and as you know, they all pretty much look the same. As do the employees. It's almost a little creepy how much the people look like my Starbucks people at home and yet they're not them. They're all very friendly and smile at you as if you're their old friend. And while this is comforting in my Starbucks (where like Cheers, everybody knows my name) it's just a little discomforting from complete strangers. Could it be that they're the new version of the pod people (but of course instead of big pods like Invasion of the Body Snatchers it would be big coffee beans that they came out of) and they actually do "know" me from the "programming" they got when they were in the bean before they hatched?
I've never been a conspiracy theorist but I have to tell you that seeing this many Starbucks locations, you can't help but wonder if like Soylent Green, it isn't made from people or something. Are they coffeeing us all up for a big takeover of the planet? Or are they (dare I even think it) going to take over the planet by taking it away from us mere addicted humans, causing everyone to be out on the streets begging for a lick of some coffee grinds instead of liquor?
All this to say that it hasn't stopped me from going every morning to get my coffee at one of the locations here but even with the camouflage of each one of them looking identical, when you see this many lined up, it loses it's sort of cool coffee house vibe. I remember my pal Betsy and I used to go get coffee and sit there gabbing away the hours but I don't even know how I would tell her to meet me at a Starbucks here. If you were listening in on my cell phone conversation it would probably go something like this, "Meet me at the Starbucks on 10th avenue. No, the one that is to the left of Old Navy, not the one on the right side of it. Huh? You don't know which one I'm talking about? Ugh, okay, let's just meet at the one that's directly across the street from Old Navy, okay? Yes, there's one there too, it just opened. Oh dear Lord, just meet me at the Old Navy, there's only one of them and then we'll go to one of the Starbucks from there, okay?" Seattle - A Starbucks every six feet - Don't Get Me Started!
(I don't know if this is accurate but here's a site someone made with pictures of the Starbucks locations in Seattle. I'm sure there are more than this... http://www.starbuckseverywhere.net/Seattle.htm )
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