Remember when I mentioned the cute Starbucks barista (see # 7 bullet on that entry)? Well, extremely unexpected developments occurred today! I will try to keep the following as true to life as I can. If this story ends with her taking off her Starbucks smock and having sex with me in the backroom on the coffee beans, then I got too excited telling the story and made that part up.
The other day I went into the Starbucks attached to my store and saw the Cute Starbucks Barista. She sold me my white chocolate mocha, we exchanged smiles, nothing big.
Today I decided I would make a stop in there for my usual and hoped I would run into her again. I was quite happy to see she was not only there, but also at the main register. I put on my best “Hey, I’m so casual and cool I barely noticed you there” face, realized I’m a complete tool and gave up on that idea. Here’s the conversation that ensued…(My inner thoughts are in parenthesizes).
Me: “Hey, how’s it going?”
Cute Starbucks Barista: “Hey, good. What can I get for you?”
Me: “I’m actually not sure what I want yet…” (I so know what I wanted. For some reason stalling seemed like a good idea).
CSB: “Do you have the Verizon Network?”
Me: “I’m sorry what...?” (I’m completely surprised she asked me something that did not have to do with my pending coffee order)
CSB: “Do you have the Verizon Network?”
Me: “Oh, haha, well of course I do.”
CSB: “I have T-Mobile and I HATE it!”
Me: “Well, I’m not surprised. You need to sign up with Verizon. You guys (Starbucks employees) get a really good discount with us.”
Me: (Oh man, I can’t believe we’re having a conversation right now! Don’t say something dumb. Hey, she has really pretty eyes, I didn’t notice those before…OH CRAP! She just said something and isn’t talking anymore!) “Um, uh, yea definitely. I don’t remember all the details, but you should come in and we’ll get you a good deal.”
CSB: “Hmmm well when are you working again?”
Me: “Well, until 8 tonight and then 9:30-630 tomorrow.”
CSB: “Hmm. All right, I may have to stop in tomorrow.”
Me: (Oh my god! She wants me! She totally wants to have sex with me! She wants my penis in or around her mouth! Man, Superbad is a funny movie. Wait, no! Now is not the time!) “Yea, definitely come on in I’ll get all the details for you.”
CSB: “Well, I think we could be good friends” (Okay, don’t get excited she said that in a joking manner – clearly pertaining to the whole discount thing).
Me: (Why am I nervously laughing!? Damnit! Think of something witty and charming to say back!)
At this point a dude walks up behind me so I think I said something like “Haha sounds good” and made my order.
Me: “I guess I’ll get a tall white chocolate mocha please.” (I am an epic fail, oh well, let me get my wallet)
CSB: “Don’t worry about it.”
CSB: “Yea, don’t worry about it.”
Me: “Wow…thank you so much.”
CSB: “No problem.”
Me: “What’s your name?”
CSB: “(Says her name)…and you are…(reads my name off my name tag)?”
Me: “Very good, yes I am.”
CSB: “Nice to meet you.”
Me: “Nice to meet you too.”
Aaaaand my day was made.
A white chocolate mocha has never tasted so sweet.
Sure, maybe she did it just because I kept talking about how I could get her a good deal with Verizon and she was trying to do something for me first so I would give her some crazy deal or something…but who cares! A situation like this, no matter how innocent, NEVER happens to me. It was fantastic. Of course I spent the next hour or so overanalyzing the situation and wishing I had done a million things differently (Why didn’t I at least slip her my card? Ugh.) but what are you gonna do?
This silly little interaction completely made my day. I got a name and a free coffee and maybe a second chance to see her at my store, which will obviously lead to more conversation. This, of course, will be work related conversation, but gives me a chance to learn things about her at least. Thoughts?
I will obviously keep you all posted on if she stops in tomorrow or not. I’m sure she won’t, but we’ll see. Feel free to leave advice in the comments in case she does!
One slight problem…I don’t know her age or if she has a boyfriend. For all I know she’s super young and dating someone. Details…