If Charlie Brown Drank Iced Lattes…..

I was supposed to go to the office today, but I woke up a tad late, remembered that I have a 7:30am crack of dawn con call and decided to bag the office and work from home.  I REALLY wanted a Starbucks Iced Triple Grande Whole Milk Latte (my signature summer drink) so I threw on some clothes and headed to Starbucks pre meeting.  I get there and they tell me they have no ice.  No ice!  In August in NYC?  I start to leave and then realize ice is a commodity that I actually own so all I need are the milk and espresso and I can add the ice myself.  (No, I did not get a discount, just some really weird looks).  I get home 5 minutes before the crack of dawn con call, add the ice and notice right away that they gave me 2% or possibly even worse, skim milk.  These variations are NOT part of the signature drink and I am not flexible on this.  When I am at Starbucks, I can use my “iced latte super powers of detection” to notice, in an instant (when the drink is fully assembled) when they give me 2% or skim and immediately refuse it and get another.  Today, because of the ice issue and the 7:30am crack of dawn call, I was screwed.

What the bejesus does this have to do with Charlie Brown?  When I posted this little gem (in much shorter form) in response to a Facebook status update about my Iced Late today, my friend said I sometimes remind her of Charlie Brown.  This was directionally correct and it cracked me up.  As  did this excerpt from Wikipedia:  “Charlie Brown is a lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck”……He also has a sense of reality about him, usually making comments of sad realization to the sarcastic jibes or using quick-witted remarks to point out the often ridiculous actions and bad luck he often has”.  Kind of me… although I have had much good luck in my life and am blessed in many ways, I am a glass half full kinda person.  I also sometimes refer to myself as Chicken Little, which is even more appropriate.

So that was my adventure of the day and I have thoroughly impressed myself with my ability to turn this in to a blog post…

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