Thursday, January 13, 2011

Despite Intentions

After I dropped the kids off at school this morning, I was unable to resist the unexplainable gravitational pull my vehicle had toward Starbucks. I am starting to think they are in cahoots with the auto industry. I mean is there a magnet in my car that attracts to a magnet at Starbucks? It surely seems so.

Anyway, I decided to use some of my gift cards from Christmas. Yes, I said giftcard(s), as in more than one. Haven't you ever been to Starbucks before? NOT. CHEAP. However, this was no ordinary trip to Starbucks. I had a mission. My plan was to purchase one of these...


and one of these...


and (cue the angels singing) one of THESE...



After receiving said goodies, I continued merrily on my way to my destination.  I had every intention of giving ALL of this...


and HALF of this (angels singing again)...

 
 
to...

 Cute, huh?

Do you like how I'm using the pictures? Kind of like those picture stories we read as kids in our monthly edition of Highlights. I wonder what mischief Goofus is up to these days? Okay, digressing.

ANYWAY. The only problem was that when I got to the college where Rich teaches, all that was left of the....


were these...



What you can't see anything? Let me give you a closer look.


All that was left were a few measly crumbs. 

And here is where I could (and probably should) delve into a more deep and insightful post about how too many times (despite my intentions) the person I love most in my life  ends up with only the few crumbs I have left in my bag. But I think that meaning is inferred, so I will just say...

I'm sorry. You deserve more than crumbs.

11 comments:

Leah in Iowa said...

But you had good intentions, right? Haha! Better luck next time. BTW, I've never had a SB pastry. What do you call that thing? It looks delicious!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Hanging my head at how often I give crumbs to my sweet man, too.

Try again tomorrow.

Rochelle said...

That is too funny. Make sure you register those cards. Depending what you get it is cheaper with a registered card, and you get a free drink after 15 :) This is why I do all my tutoring at Starbucks (that & the library isn't open when I tutor). I get 15 small cups of coffee & then a free venti ..... I usually give Joel my card for the free drink.

Noteable Scraps said...

Love it! I also got Starbucks gift cards for Christmas, which I had used up by New Year's. Now I'm trying to take care of my body and my checkbook by not going there or any of the other places I am tempted to eat out for the New Year. Starbucks is the HARDEST one to avoid!!! Let me know if you find out how to disengage the magnet in your car! :)

Janelle said...

He loves you enough to be ok with the crumbs.

Carissa said...

that blankity-blank starbucks. gets a girl in trouble every time!

beth said...

Thank you for the laugh. You're a better woman than I am by even INTENDING to buy your man a treat like that. There's no way I would've had any left, either. :)


and, I never knew a registered card gives added bonus... hmmm... maybe I'll buy myself a few cards to justify saving $. hehe

Shelley said...

Maybe there was something in the air today, because my car went to Starbucks too. Weird.

R said...

i love a good object lesson! but you know he is delighted for you to have gotten to enjoy the whole thing. :0)

Angela said...

Oh how I think I want a 'bucks now.... love your blog! :)

Denise said...

sbux gift cards.. you SCORED!

your right! the car does have a magnetic pull toward starbucks... i'm gonna see if that excuse will work with my husband.