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Looking for a change up from my everyday 3-4 times a day Tim Hortons large triple cream one sweet and low coffee I found myself standing in line at Starbucks today and I realized I can be intimidated!.
The girl behind the counter kept ticking off the coffee's, "Toffee nut triple frappachino with cinnamon, grande." "Stubby mocha double shot," Capuccino, double, hazelnut, whipped chives grande". An old man stepped forward. How did he know how to order such a complicated drink?. My head was whirling. "Four caramel triple shots marchioto venti."
I finally decide to order a peppermint moch venti - which is not even typical of myself… simple, I like simple. I step forward. "May I help you?" I look around. I panic. She's talking to me. There's a big blond guy standing to the side eyeing me...feeling the need to impress and fit in for who knows why... "Uh, yeh, I'll have a peppermint latte , large, uh, I mean extra large, er the largest size you have."
"Venti", asks the girl. "Yeh, venti." I say, trying hard to put some sort of French twang to my voice. I don't even know if it is French. All I know is it aint English! How stupid can they get? Grande, muy grande, venti! Whatever happened to small, medium and large?!.
After much dismay, feeling entirely humbled and $4.36 later - including tip, I fast walked to my car without looking back.. took a sip and immediately poured out whatever foreign substance it was that I was holding and watched it splash back onto my truck… next stop, Tim Hortons…

Today, I learned two things, (other than that peppermint lattes don't exist). I learned Starbucks is not the place for me who knows no other language than her native tongue with a teeny weeny bit of Canadian speak left…and I learned that no coffee tastes quite like my Tims. It may be months before I ever get back my self esteem. Did I tell you I hate Starbucks? ...
 

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I was just complaining to Snowmaker that the boards are boring today and "poof" a novel appears for my tired eyes to feast upon! lol..

Personally, starbucks is a little too commercialized for me. I started off drinking mocha's and latte's with my dad back in the early 90's at Stauf's in Columbus. A one of a kind coffee house, I still get coffee when I'm there ever time, too. So, for years I wouldn't TOUCH anything other than latte's and expensive coffee drinks.

Eventually I realized how much fat goes in one of those drinks and how expensive they really are and I got burned out on them... so, now I drink the gas station coffee at BP and love Dunkin donuts coffee and thanks to Kristin, tim hortons is a normal part of my life now.

*felt like I just confessed at Coffee's anonymous*

but, every once in awhile I get a hell of a hankering for a carmel machiatto! yum!

*two novels for the audience*

**curtsey**
 

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I agree totally. Who the hell pays 3 bucks and more for a cup of coffee? This is just one of the indicators that alot of folks don't know what to do with their money.

I also agree that Tim Horton coffee is very good. But my favorite is made by Norm at Rachel's restaurant at the Fairhaven DNR site. And he has those good flavored creamers along with the real stuff - I like one hazelnut and a regular cream and three sugars in a mug. MMM, that's good!
 

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Maybe its because Tim Hortons is a Canadian company.


Starbucks was never meant for you.

Now me, I have no problem there.
 

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QUOTE(canehdiangirl @ Jun 17 2004, 02:38 PM)took a sip and immediately poured out whatever foreign substance it was that I was holding and watched it splash back onto my truck
It would of been real funny if what you thought was your truck turned out to be that ladies truck that you freaked out a few months ago.
 

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QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Jun 17 2004, 02:50 PM)Maybe its because Tim Hortons is a Canadian company.


Starbucks was never meant for you.

Now me, I have no problem there.

awwww...perhaps that may be, but snow.. why is it then that I love so much the American waters of Lake St. Clair? ...
(I think it more to do with the atmoshpere full of snobbiness that I've never cared for) ..


Jacked up - just yesterday drove to "the Gap", they very place where the "incident" happened last time ... cracked up as I was reaching to open the door... did a double take to make sure it was the right car....


*** visions now of her cell phone flying and us both screaming...
 

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QUOTE(pauligan @ Jun 17 2004, 02:49 PM)*felt like I just confessed at Coffee's anonymous*
...my name is Pauline, and I'm addicted to coffee...
 
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I'm with you, Kristen. Obviously there are a lot of people who love Starbucks for them to have so many shops and be able to charge so much. But I don't get it. I can't stand their burnt-bitter-horse-crap coffee and the ordering system is just stupid. I want to go in and ask for a large cup of coffee that doesn't taste like it's been sitting on a burner all night. Unfortunately for me, Christine buys it and makes it at home. I usually add water and creamer just to choke it down. I come downstairs and ask "hows the coffee?" and she says "Great...you're gonna hate it."
 

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Not a Starbucks fan either, yet Tim Horton's coffee lacks substance. Too bland.

My & Robyn's ALL TIME FAVORITE is the COFFEE BEANERY's CAFE' CARMEL, EXTRA LARGE!!
Now THERE is a taste sensation!

BTW - who drinks coffee in the SUMMERTIME, ANYWAY? Now, REALLY!!


Summertime, I enjoy my caffeine COOOLLLLLDDD!!
Oh yeah . . . and DIET these days, too! <_<
 

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QUOTE(INSTIGATOR @ Jun 17 2004, 03:08 PM)BTW - who drinks coffee in the SUMMERTIME, ANYWAY? Now, REALLY!!

me!.... my name is Kristin, and I'm a coffe-a-holic!
 

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QUOTE(Boss @ Jun 17 2004, 03:10 PM)I LOVE STARBUCKS!

I always order a Grande, Non-fat, No-Foam, Extra Hot Carmel Machiatto!

Yum!
translate please!...
 

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QUOTE(canehdiangirl @ Jun 17 2004, 03:10 PM)QUOTE(INSTIGATOR @ Jun 17 2004, 03:08 PM)
BTW - who drinks coffee in the SUMMERTIME, ANYWAY? Now, REALLY!!

me!.... my name is Kristin, and I'm a coffe-a-holic!
 

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sitting here crying from laughing at this post and you break out the Lt. Starbuck pic!!!! OMG, thats funny stuff!!!

BTW, I miss the dancing R2
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Jun 17 2004, 03:18 PM)sitting here crying from laughing at this post and you break out the Lt. Starbuck pic!!!! OMG, thats funny stuff!!!
I was wondering if anyone would even know who he is.
 

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Hmm, I don't recall ever stepping foot in a Starbucks. Always seemed to snobby for me. I figured if I wasn't driving a Saab to get there I had no business being there!


I'll stick to my Tim's!
 
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