Starbucks To Begin Sinister ‘Phase Two’ Of Operation

There was no hint, no clue, no sign. Not a one. Two days ago, I never would have guessed that a Starbucks was going to open up across the street from my condo. Yes, there was some construction or remodelling going on at the apartment complex across the street, but nothing to indicate that a little slice of Seattle would be showing up on Naradhiwas 24. After all, that side of the street is inhabited by a Thai diner, a Thai pharmacy, and a Thai mini-mart. On the weekend, there are noodle vendors and fruit stands along the sidewalk. A Pacific Northwest coffee chain would have seemed incongruous.

And then, yesterday morning, there it was, jumping out at me as I strolled over to the taxi queue for my morning commute. Larger than life.

Even now, I can hear the siren call of the luscious raspberry frappucino, tempting me, teasing me, tantalizing me, tormenting me.

Damn you, Starbucks. And damn your delicious frozen frappucinos.

(By the way, I lifted the title of my blog from The Onion, whose articles about Starbucks are among the site’s funniest.)

5 Comments so far

  1. him (unregistered) on December 1st, 2004 @ 10:17 pm

    I don’t drink coffee in any shape or form *but* Starbuck’ brownies are the best in town… so it’s probably a good thing I don’t have a branch at the corner of my soi.

  2. Ben Harris (unregistered) on December 1st, 2004 @ 10:48 pm

    What is it about Starbucks stores that makes them breed like rabbits? Anyway, as I’ve explained many times now – coffee is evil.

  3. lynn (unregistered) on December 1st, 2004 @ 11:46 pm

    Vanilla Fraps from Starbucks are absolutely delish. They hold so much power over me, I would do anything for them. Anything.

  4. pete (unregistered) on December 4th, 2004 @ 12:13 am

    man you blog more to this site than your own!

    and what’s with going by “polapat arkkrapridi”. since when do you use that name? freak!

  5. shy (unregistered) on December 4th, 2004 @ 12:24 pm

    oh bloody bugger i am so jealous of you! i need one across the steet from where *I* live. an easy stroll with the baby in her stroller for my daily java fix…

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