photo credit matski_98
Earlier today some friends and I frequented my local Starbucks for that mid-afternoon
snack addiction many of us share. Ah, the love of a grande no-whip iced latte in November. I love this place.
The SBUX in my area has a particularly poor floor layout. Things are in the way, standing room only. It’s a mess. It looks something like a blended cell phone spread out on a grid. Today, the problem with this joint’s layout became more apparent as a gentleman in one of those motorized carts had ordered and was having trouble turning around. Baskets of coffee were in the way. Tons of people in what was intended to be a line but turned out to look more like a mosh pit made it even more difficult.
I was trying to get out of the way of this man and his also-addicted friend, but it was difficult. I watched him go back and forth with his little motorized cart, helplessly getting stuck. So, I did what I think anyone would do and grabbed the basket of coffee that was in the way and moved it (his friend had her hands full). Niceties were exchanged and all was good. I was now at the front of the line and ordering. He was on his way without the embarrassment of a big turning radius, and we were all getting lit (with caffeine). Good times.
photo credit betsyjean79
I got to the counter, placed my order, and was giving my beautifully custom-made Starbucks gift card (thanks to my wife) over for the exchange of value when the wonderful girl behind the counter said “No charge. It’s on the house.”
I don’t know about you, but free coffee is one of the most wonderful things in my book. I was stunned.
I know, it’s only $3.55. But still. That girl gave free coffee to me for making their store a better experience for one of their other clients.
One word. Awesome!
That got me thinking. There’s a lot of awesome things in this world. My friend, Jed thinks so too which is why he runs PEVZ (positive energy vibe zone). It’s just about cool stuff.
I thought… “Hey, I like awesomeness. I would like to promote awesomeness.” And then it hit me.
My rant about the lack of “decent” affiliate programs the other day was an opportunity for me to promote awesome affiliate programs. I’m having a hard time finding them, but that just means when I do find one, I should note it.
So, I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be looking for awesomeness and promoting such things here.
If you know of something awesome, let me know. I’m sorry to say that this isn’t Digg or Reddit so there’s no democracy or algorithm here. It’s just what I think is awesome, and although I will try to be relatively objective, that’s almost impossible. So, bear with me.
But, in the end, I would LOVE to see what you guys find “awesome”. Tell me, and I might just talk about it here in it’s own blog post.
What’s awesome in your book?
[tags]awesomeness, starbucks, sbux[/tags]