I make no secret of my love of Starbucks lattes. They have been a daily staple, part of my every day routine, as important as the good morning kiss from my husband and the goodbye kisses dropping the girls off at school (okay, maybe not THAT important).
So when Starbucks came out a while back with the card registration program – where you register your Starbucks gift card and you get things like free syrups – I was thrilled! Imagine when the program was revamped, and my newly minted Starbucks gold card was now bringing me the reward of a free drink after every 15 drinks! It was like a visit from Santa every three weeks!
Today, when I got home to check the mail, I’m sure you heard me SQUEE with delight when I found not one, but TWO of the magic free drink reward cards waiting for me!! It rarely happens that I would get two at a time, and I could barely wait to run out the door and use one!
Then Jim read the cards. The second card is not mine Not only is it not mine, but it belongs to someone who doesn’t live on my street, doesn’t have a similar name, doesn’t have the same house number. He just happens to live in my town.
And the post office just assumed it was mine, and sorted it into my mail.
UGH. Of course, now I have to find the rightful recipient of the magical free drink card so that he can SQUEE with delight. But perhaps it’s an indication of my undying dedication to my beverage company that the post office – one of the largest in South Jersey, BTW – would automatically sort the Starbucks free drink coupons into my mail.
Only one free drink today Oh, the humanity.