- I love Starbucks. Well not Starbucks in particular, but yummy, sinful coffee drinks in general. They make me happy, not to mention nicer, in the morning. It just so happens that Starbucks is, um, everywhere, and is therefore the easiest place for me to stop.
- I love it so much that I broke down and started going back even after I promised a friend I'd never go there again because of an idiotic and inconsiderate statement they put on one of their cups.
- I love it so much that I go even though I know they put mom and pop stores out of business.
- I don't bring my own mug because I go through the drive-through. And I don't get out of my car and go inside in order to use my mug because it's inconvenient. (GASP!)
I know it's socially and environmentally and morally wrong, but I just can't help it. My addiction is cyclical. I get a cup one morning and it's so yummy that "oh, well, I deserve it - I'll go again this morning" and that one cup turns into 3 or 4 cups per week. And then a scone starts joining the party every once in awhile until I start feeling bad because:
- I'm getting fat. Who needs to waste 2 or 3 hundred calories per day on a cup of coffee?
- The kids we are adopting from Ethiopia could probably eat for a whole day on that $3.
- Those cups just keep adding to the landfill.
And, finally, the whole reason I remembered to write this post was because of this cutest Starbucks-waste-cutting idea I saw this morning on the Etsy shop Jacqueline Knits:
The coffee cup sleeve! I think it kinda almost makes up for the fact that you're carrying a paper coffee cup instead of your own mug.