“The whole purpose of places like Starbucks
is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever
to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee.
Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc.
So people who don’t know what the heck they’re doing or who on earth they are
can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee
but an absolutely defining sense of self:
Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.”
–Tom Hanks as Joe Fox in You’ve Got Mail
I can relate to this. I could use a cup of coffee that comes with an absolutely-defining-sense-of-self moment.