We’ve been reading a lot of the “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” series. A lot. Enough to make me realize that real life is just as circular.
If you serve Starbucks in the Silicon Valley,
the tech nerds will check in on their phone.
No one will look up from their technology while they’re waiting for their order,
so coffee will likely spill when someone bumps into another.
When they finally notice, they’ll ask for a napkin.
Then they’ll want to inspect all their devices to make sure nothing got wet.
When they look at their phone, they might notice a new text message.
So they’ll probably ask if anyone has full connectivity bars.
When they’re done answering texts, they’ll want to check email too.
They’ll start messaging.
They might get carried away and venture onto Facebook and Twitter, too.
They may even end up Instagramming a grande Pumpkin Spice latte.
When they’re done, they’ll probably want to sit down and work a bit.
They’ll have to find an open spot.
They’ll settle themselves into a little table, with an electrical outlet and free Wi-Fi.
They’ll probably read some news.
So they’ll scroll through Feedly, reading about the new Android operating system.
When they realize they new OS is Lollipop, they’ll remember they need a mint after all that coffee.
They’ll order a tall Peppermint Mocha.
They’ll pay with the Starbucks app.
When they pay with the app, they’ll be invited to try the Chestnut Praline Latte.
Then they’ll have to wait for their drink to be made.
Which means they’ll stare at their phone again.
Their phone will buzz with the reminder for a webinar.
So…they’ll need to dial-in to a conference call.
And chances are, if they need to check in for an early morning meeting,
they’re going to want Starbucks to wake them up.