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Freeze Frame Coffee Shop

by Christel Crews

Employees yelling
Drinks calling
Customers paying

too much for a

Candy-coated legal stimulant
Partners rushing
Some customers cursing

too many Frapps poured tonight


Author's Note: I wrote this down during a lull on my last night as a Starbucks employee over a year ago. I was unpacking today and found this piece of paper, so here you go!

Posted on 08/05/2005
Copyright © 2019 Christel Crews

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 08/05/05 at 05:38 AM

Wow! and I was thinking of applying to Starbucks...on second thought... An honest view of what really goes on from behind the counter of America's most popular cafe. In Pasadena, CA we have no less than 8 of them - most within several blocks of each other. What appears like fun from the outside can be hell from the inside.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/13/06 at 04:11 PM

Excellent analogy for a cup of coffee: Candy-coated legal stimulant. I have no idea what Frapps is though. :o)

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 08/21/06 at 07:51 PM

a great snapshot of what was your rushed, gimmeeverythingrightnowlady! world. PK

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 04/18/07 at 11:35 AM

I HATE Starbucks but I loved the imagery in this piece. I could see the action as it unfolded. Nicely done!

Posted by Ashley Lane on 07/05/07 at 05:06 AM

Bwah! I'm a fan of the "candy-coated legal stimulant" whether it's from Starbucks or elsewhere. However I like to convince myself that I'm a social drinker so to speak. This still made me smile though.

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