And it did. It happened today.
Starbucks has raised the price of their coffee.
I just ordered one. I am still drinking it.
I have dabbled in some of the fancier drinks, yes. Became quite enamored of the americano for quite a long stretch.
But then, I guess as I became more and more ensconced in my middle-aged overall unfancyness [ie., I used to wash my car every couple days. Now I wash it like annually, if that! And even then, only through the automatic dealie]…. umm, I have just gravitated, like one of those descending Tetris© chunks of block, into the well-fitting groove of the average normal COFFEE!
I order a grande “bold” coffee.
I am well aware of how much it costs.
It costs $1.96. For the past CENTURY it has been $1.96!
But today…. today when I ordered my grande bold, the barista-girl said, “$2.01, please!”
This is highway robbery!
I know what a lot of you are thinking now…. oh yes, you’re thinking, “Hey! Ease up, Cipriano! That’s only a nickel.”
But no. See. You are not taking into account how often I am purchasing the grande bold. Don't forget! I practically live here @ Starbucks!
See, I have just done some preliminary calculations.
And, given that this five cent increase does not skyrocket into like seven or ten cents in the near future…. even if it remains at five cents, this will mean that in the next year alone, I will be shelling out an extra [hold on here…] yeah… → $1,458.15.
See what I mean? That’s a lot of moolah!