Saturday, December 18, 2010

Starbucks cutie

As I sat typing away in Starbucks today, in a posture I've taken most days of my vacation this month, I was facing the serving counter.

I looked up to see a boy a little shorter than the counter, say just under three feet tall, walk in from the mall and march up to where the barista was serving a customer. If you are prone to giving Starbucks business, you know that in front of the cash register there is always a selection of candies and chocolates on offer. At this particular Starbucks the selection consisted of a variety of hard candies wrapped in Fall colours (red, orange, yellow), and a few candies wrapped in blue.

The boy reached up and pulled out a pretty blue-wrapped candy. Then we walked back out of the store.

The barista continued serving his grown-up client, never even noticing the boy's existence, much less that he walked up to the counter and shoplifted.

I couldn't bring myself to say anything, after all, the boy was too young to know that what he'd done was against the rules.

Immediately, though, the boy walked back in, ushered by his father. They went up to the barista who was just finishing with the other guy. The father explained what happened and paid, and then walked back out of the store with the little guy in tow.

With this little anecdote, I may be saying farewell for the holidays. Maybe, if I have something I need to say, I'll post. But most likely I'll be gone from here until 2011! Happy Christmas and an even Happier New Year!

1 comment:

LauraX said...

something this little guy will remember! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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