I needed a little pick me up around three o’clock today so I stopped by the Dobbin Road Starbucks for a cup of coffee.
The place was so busy I had difficulty finding a parking space. Fortunately, when I walked inside, there wasn't a line.
“We don’t have any coffee,” the barista told me.
I wasn’t sure I heard him right. “What?”
“The machine broke down, we can’t make coffee.”
I thought he was joking. I just couldn’t seem to wrap my mind around not being able to get a cup of coffee at the world’s most popular coffee shop. It was like being at a McDonalds and being told there were no hamburgers. “Seriously?” I asked.
“Seriously,” he replied. “Sorry.”
It didn’t seem to be hurting business either. Tables inside and out were mostly full.
I guess it’s really not about the coffee.