Zing! Went the Strings of My Wallet

In honor of #NationalCoffeeDay: ‘Zing! Went the Strings of my Wallet’ by The Gad About Town. #Starbucks #PSL http://wp.me/p49Ewg-32z

The Gad About Town

“But what is it?” my friend asked.

I repeated what I had just said: “It’s a Starbucks ‘Caramel Apple Spice.'” (I think I even said “Starbucks,” even though we were at that moment sitting in a Starbucks and we certainly knew where we were, because it is impossible to mistake a Starbucks for any other anything. But sometimes when I open my mouth, an advertisement flies out.)

“Yes, but caramel apple spice what? Coffee? Tea? Soup?”

I did not have an answer. What is it indeed? “I don’t think it’s coffee.” I fell back on the charm of insane repetition, something I have not perfected over the years: “Its a Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice,” and I used my eyebrows to tell my friend that she wanted her own cup of one, too. (Picture Groucho Marx.)

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5 comments

  1. loisajay · September 29

    Perfect, Mark! I still have to make it to my Starbucks for …..anything Pumpkin. We have not had the Caramel Apple Spice here. What the heck??!!

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    • Mark Aldrich · September 29

      I haven’t had either yet, either … no, hold on. I had a pumpkin coffee at DD last week. I guess I was suppressing that memory. Not PSL, just pumpkin flavored, which in the DD training is explained (I surmise) as “flavored with Orange Color and, at the point at which you think, ‘This is too sweet,’ add sweetener.” Pumpkin cough syrup.

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      • loisajay · September 29

        As awful as this sounds, I feel compelled to walk into DD and say, “Hey, a friend of mine told me about your pumpkin coffee……” 😀

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  2. Hemangini · September 29

    aaah seems delicious reads delicious if only I could get my hands on it… 😦

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