The other day, I was frequenting a favourite coffee shop of mine and I went the till and then the guy working and he said this to me:
“Medium Vanilla Latte?”
And I looked at him and realised that he had served me enough times for him to learn my order.
In fact, I’d predicted this day would come many a moon ago.
I spend way too much money at this place. pic.twitter.com/QMGo6Gb4
— Emma Barnes (@ejbarnes89) April 22, 2012
I really do! If the server knows my order (it’s acutally usually a small, depending on whether I’m spending time there or not) I have obviously become one of THOSE people. Yep. In fact, George agrees with me.
@ejbarnes89 Don’t be that guy
— George Watson (@B3_George) August 22, 2013
But then again, he drinks hot chocolate at his bank so…
Why is being “that guy” a bad thing?
- I am trying to save money. When I go to get coffee, I am spending money
- I must be in a lot for the server to know my order
- Falling into a pattern so that I’m always served by the same guy!
But then again, one of my favourite personal finance articles ever is this one:
F**K OFF! I like my coffee! over at Sterling Effort.
Basically, on every “Top 10 ways to save money” they list “Stop drinking lattes!” and he goes on to say “It’s okay to indulge a bit, and besides, coffee shops are a good place to get work done for under a tenner”.
So, I don’t feel so bad, but I feel pretty bad, because you know… it’s never happened before that the server knows my order and it’s weird.
But yes, I keep putting pictures of coffee on my Twitter feed and it’s not really a good thing.