Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Random Thought #1

As I was making coffee, I glanced at the tin of cappuccino my mother gave me during Christmas break. You know, the kind you spoon into a mug and pour hot water over it and voila . . . instant cappuccino. It's not really cappuccino, though, because it's not a cup of foam. Which led me to thinking: Why would anyone buy cappuccino at Starbucks or the like? Why why why would anyone pay four dollars for a cup of caffeinated foam?

I think we all need to ponder that for a moment.

6 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

It beats me, freddie. I prefer peppermint tea anyway.

BBJD said...

You stole my line again, FH. I wanted to say "beats me". Today I won't copy. [smile]

It amazes me that people spend that much on a cup of coffee. But then it amazes me that people drink it for free.

We don't even keep coffee in our house. It's tea, milk, juice, water or - pop.

freddie said...

Oh, but coffee is the elixir of life. Obviously you don't know its metaphysical healing properties! ; )

BBJD said...

"Obviously you don't know its metaphysical healing properties!

Don't care how healing it is. Tastes like yuck. I'll stick with a nice herbal tea: orange pekoe is my favorite, but a co-worker gave me some "Traditional Medicinals" tea. It tastes great! But it's kind of pricey.

Whirlochre said...

I'm writing this from a library, adjacent to which are no less than four coffee bars, all selling a variety of unpronouncable coffees for three quid a time.

As far as I'm concerned, this is utter madness.

freddie said...

I know. It's like you have to take out a loan to buy a cup of coffee anymore. *shakes head*