March 22, 2015

SOL 22: Not What I Paid For

Joel and I went to Costco today for our weekly stock up. There's something about that store (maybe... possibly the samples) that makes me SO INCREDIBLY THIRSTY.

Every time we go there, I feel like I'm crossing the Sahara with the worst possible case of cotton mouth, which is actually odd because they offer plenty of mouth-wateringly delicious foods. At the very least, you'd think the saliva thats produced from my Pavlovian response should make the trip bearable, but not so much.

We decided to stop at the gas station for a drink. I try not to drink pop. I worry about the acid on my teeth and the fake sugars (because I only drink Diet Dr. Pepper) being really bad for me. That being said, this was an EMERGENCY! OF COURSE, though, the gas station was fresh out of DDP. My only source of recourse was Starbucks drive thru for a green iced tea.

I ordered a Venti, which you can clearly see on the label.

Does that cup look like a Venti to you??

Me neither.

I want my money back!

Actually, that's not true I just want the rest of the tea I paid for.

I wish I had noticed this while we were still sitting in the drive thru. The funny part is that I DID notice that it looked small next to Joel's 44 ounce drink in the other cup holder. But I just thought ANYTHING would look small next to that!

And don't mind the clear appearance of the liquid in that cup. It IS, in fact, water because I finished off the green tea in that "venti" cup in 3.5 seconds and was still thirst. Because it was like 90% ice. So, I had to refill it when we got home.

So... who is bringing me another green iced tea????

10 comments:

  1. I like their green iced tea as well. The last time I ordered it, I specifically said "Unsweetened." I was so disgusted as I drove off and took my first sip and found it sweet. I was so disgusted, I turned around, parked my car and returned it. Now I'm afraid to trust them with anything!

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  2. I like their green iced tea as well. The last time I ordered it, I specifically said "Unsweetened." I was so disgusted as I drove off and took my first sip and found it sweet. I was so disgusted, I turned around, parked my car and returned it. Now I'm afraid to trust them with anything!

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  3. You are cute! Thank you for placing a smile on my face!

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  4. I never thought of Costco as the Sahara; now I always will. My son works at Starbucks and he has told me many times that Starbucks will always make it right for their customers. Of course it's easier for you if you start drinking before you leave the store so you know what's wrong.

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  5. Love me some Starbucks! But hate when they get it wrong.

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  6. I enjoy the description of your drought and dehydration, using words like Sahara and Pavlovian to help us to know what you experience when you go to Costco. This set up your disappointment with the next scene all the better.

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  7. You did do some great word choice in this blog! It's amazing how writing blog posts really informs our instruction - I learn so much from my bloggging friends all the time!
    Hope you get your money's worth next time!!

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  8. I especially loved the last lines because I was thinking all along that the "not what you paid for" was going to refer to them accidentally giving you water. Maybe they will give you a complimentary drink next time.

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  9. You can save the cup and return it to Starbucks. Or send them this post, or go back to Costco and the back through the drive through.
    A fun story. :)

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  10. Well, I'm a Starbucks girl too. And I have to say, I guess I've been lucky. I've only seen them get it wrong once or twice in about 12 years. They always give you a do-over. Can't say that about many other places.

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