How could anybody not patronize a Starbucks store whose barrista, upon seeing you, pleasantly smiles and says, "Hi Patrick! Your usual?" This was Dara's greeting, a barrista at Starbucks Doppio in Rockwell. All I could say was, "Yes," plus a hearty smile. The cashier need not hear my order called twice. She immediately punched my order - an iced grande soy, less/light ice with one Splenda, caramel machiatto - which came out neatly in the new IBM flatscreen. The superb service and my perfectly-prepared drink are actually more than what I could ask for. The survey that came with the free Starbucks coffee is just the cherry on top of a sundae - but a welcome one! I am a Starbucks regular customer for 10 years. J'adore le Cafe Starbucks! <3
Repost from Facebook Notes, 6 October 2010
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