Last week I wrote about buying gifts that matter. One of the items on the list was a special edition ceramic tumbler designed by Jonathan Adler for Starbucks/ Product (RED). Despite my dislike for Starbucks coffee (and their customer service), I am partial to their teas and their mugs. When I saw the tumbler, I had to have it. It’s hot! Alas, when I went to the Starbucks near my office, they didn’t have any. I Tweeted Starbucks to ask if these were available in Canada – no response. I emailed them to ask the same question only to be sent a store locator link and a note that I should call ‘the store.’ Yes, because I want to call every Starbucks in Montreal & surrounding area… for a mug. Very classy Starbucks! Luckily, my friend Amy volunteered to check out the Starbucks in her area for me. She went to three Starbucks but no luck. I really want that tumbler.
Fast forward to this morning, when Dudette in California (yes, that would be the US state), spotted the tumbler and volunteered to pick one up for me. Luckily, she chronicled her entire adventure for me, and I’m going to share Part 1 with you below. That tumbler better be real nice in person!
Minutes from buying Ann’s tumbler at Starbucks inside Target. Sorry sir, for putting on my signal light, but not turning. I needed to take a picture of the Promised Land.
Mayhem! I wonder how many of these people are looking for Ann’s tumbler? What else would make them all come out in this nasty-ass rain? Surely they have a friend in Canada who desperately needs a Jonathan Adler tumbler, too.
You saw my blinker, bitch! There are plenty of tumblers inside - no need to cut me off!
GOOD - because if they sold Ann’s tumbler to someone else, they’re going to need security.
- I hear a gospel choir singing in my head right now. Finally, I’m here. Just a few more minutes and Ann’s tumbler will be safely in my hands. I hope she can hold on just a little bit longer.
- Hurry up Big Boy! I’m on a mission. I wonder if they have more apple fritters?!
Wooo hoooo! Mere seconds away from saving Ann’s coffee from a boring life inside a tired old mug! Wait a minute, shouldn’t it be red? Shit, maybe I should’ve asked for a description.
- “Excuse me, would you mind putting it on the counter so I can take a picture? You see, it’s a long story, but my friend lives in Canada and evidently, they don’t have these ANNNNNYWHERE!”
- “YEAH SURE”!
- Hey blondie, easy with the goods!
“Sorry, I see the long line behind me, but would you mind taking this bag back, then sliding it toward me again so that I can get a photo for my friend?”
Shit! I was so excited that I found the cure for Ann’s boring coffee that I forgot it was raining outside.
Why do I feel wet with this big-ass umbrella over my head? Aww man! You mean to tell me that flats and capri pants don’t go with the rain?
55 DEGREES OUTSIDE!? I don’t pay all these taxes in California to deal with cold weather! Ann, her coffee and her black and white (red) tumbler better appreciate this.
- Here we go! 90 degrees. Now THAT is a temperature fit for a coffee mug rescuer.
Isn’t it great to have friends who contribute to your madness? Stay tuned for Part 2 – The Tumbler Comes to Canada 😀 Here’s a sneak peak at what it’s wearing on the journey over:
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