I don't know how many people notice, but Starbucks' barista will try to chat with you while you are waiting for them to prepare your drink. Don't really remember coffee bean's barista doing that.
But seriously, there isn't anything to talk about with a barista.....
Went to MW Starbucks today. I know I've mentioned that I prefer coffee bean many times, but then, the only decent coffee joint at MW is Starbucks and TCC. And I've been to TCC last week. So I decided to go Starbucks. If only they have a coffee bean at MW too.
Anyway, the starbucks is rather empty. Maybe its weekday and near closing hour. I just wanted a cup of coffee to destress myself. So the barista tried to chat with me while preparing the cafe mocha.
Barista: How is your day?
At that quick second, I wonder.... should I really tell her that I'm having a terrible day? I got a exam to take and my revision is not going fine. I got my dad and sis bugging me whole night and the reason why I'm at starbucks is because I badly need a cup of coffee to ease myself.
So you asking me how is my day?
The frank answer is, today is a rotten day. But then, so what if I tell you that I have a bad day? Will that coffee be FOC? Will you put extra whip cream on top? Or will you sit at my table and chat a few minutes with me?
I doubt so....
Me: Oh, its a fine day.