Yesterday it hit me. Hard. I was editing pictures around mid-morning and had a hankering for my favorite drink… a Starbucks iced, non-fat vanilla latte with an extra shot (that’s right, a triple!). So I took a break and got into my car and drove to the nearest Starbucks to satisfy my craving.
I always have several Starbucks gift cards in my wallet. I gave them one. It was almost empty, so I gave them another. There was only a few cents left on it. So I gave them my LAST card. It worked and has a meager balance of $3.85.
That’s when it hit me. I will no longer be getting all those wonderful Starbucks cards from parents and teachers and students. I can’t remember the last time I actually had to pay for a drink. In fact, if I go with someone I usually buy theirs because I have so many.
Not any more. I might have to learn how to make my drink at home.