Friday, January 8, 2010

Starbucks At Work

"We're open till 8 PM," said the friendly barista at Starbucks. "You can stay as long as you want." At least until 8 PM. So I took my sketchbook inside and sipped and drew. The "" comes from Schmitz' garage next door. The businesspeople who patronize this place had gone home, and I had only empty chairs to draw. And also the friendly barista, now toiling over mopping the floor. The Starbucks experience, like all the "experiences" you buy at places like Trader Joe's, or Disneyland for that matter, is maintained by hard-working people who work at times you don't, and often behind the scenes. Sip coffee and give them a good thought.

1 comment:

emikk said...

Those people make it happen, they need to be appreciated more.