Embarrassment of Starbucks

This morning I stopped by a Starbucks in a Tom Thumb grocery store on the way to work. I used a coupon for a free “grande” coffee. (Right now you get one if you spend more than $50 at Tom Thumb.)

I was embarrassed to bring this drink into work. I think that Starbucks coffee is a great example of conspicuous consumption, a wasteful, hedonic habit.

Fortunately I don’t think anyone saw me with that coffee.

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