We were somewhere in Nebraska one late morning and I was feeling the need for a boost to get us to the next town many miles down the road. When travelling I'll stop at a Starbucks for they are everywhere and it just makes it easy when you are not familiar with the area. However this town - I've forgotten which - did not have a Starbucks which they are to be commended for that. I stopped and asked a local where I could get a coffee drink and was told to go to the movie house on Main Street "just around the corner". And sure enough, they had the usual espresso drinks to choose from. I always get an Americano and was shocked to see their price - $1 ! Starbucks gets $2.95 for their "tall" which is really their small.
When handed my drink it was as big as Starbucks "grande" which is really their medium. Why does Starbucks do that? Just have small, medium and large. Who are they fooling anyway? Well evidently millions of coffee drinkers. The movie house drink was every bit as good too. That is the one thing with Starbucks is consistency. No matter where you are are you know your drink will be just as you have known it to be.
It was a neat old theater still having the nostalgic charm to its lobby. I think the little girl was their usher. Remember ushers in movie theaters?
I was so excited to have a coffee drink that I forgot to take a picture of the theater from out front.
Ever since returning home I haven't been in a Starbucks.