Thursday, May 31, 2007
Starbucks - The Surrogate Office
Today I went to Starbucks.
I will confess that I am more of a Dunkins girl, but my Evil Twin had called me urgently telling me that something crazy was going on at the Starbucks over on Storrow Drive.
A little corporate craziness was afoot and I had to check it out for myself.
I usually associate Starbucks with oversized couchy chairs, big mugs, Missed Connections, and Macs. Not at all so at this particular Starbucks!
This is the Starbucks where people who've been downsized go to "work" when they can't tell their spouse that they are technically no longer actually employed.
I couldn't stop staring. There were deals being made on the sidewalk out front, folks with complicated looking blueteeth contraptions clapped to their ears, job interviews being conducted in comfy chairs, lots of keyboard keys being poked at urgently....
It was weird - it was like being in an office. An office with a really comprehensive cafeteria!
PS: The Starboobies are a gift. Who doesn't love a little subtle ta-ta graffti?