Saturday, April 9th, 2005 • 3 Comments on Coming to a Grocer Near You
it was delightful to discover (thanks, Nick!) there is a Starbucks in a neighborhood grocery store, but seriously—who came up with that
idea? Starbucks next to the fruits and vegetables? Why? Who made the connection between upscale coffee shop and grocery store? Whomever it was, they had a good idea—the place was jumping at 8:15 this morning. Don’t ask me why I was up so early. Believe me, it wasn’t voluntary.
Despite the close proximity of the Starbucks, I don’t think I’ll be frequenting it too often. Despite the amusing novelty of being able to shop for food while sipping my iced white chocolate mocha, I usually associate coffee time with writing time. And I’m afraid the grocery store just doesn’t have the ambience I need to be able to write—I can’t balance my laptop on a stack of cantaloupes, there are no comfortable chairs and the people watching isn’t as entertaining.
Of course, having said that, I’m currently editing a story about a woman who falls for the produce manager of her local grocery store. I swear, it’s not a case of art imitating life.