Today I got snookered by the staff at Seattle's Best Coffee
, where I stopped to pick up beans and a beverage. Ostensibly, Friday's are "Bean Days" at SBC, and they promise a free medium beverage with the purchase of a bag of beans. I got the bag, was charged for the drink, but because I thought I had misread the offer, there was no "How are you going to make me happy?" discussion. After I left and confirmed that yes, the A board did say "free beverage of your choice" and not just "free coffee," my Vanilla Steamer became a metaphor for the transaction.
In case you're wondering, my day is exactly
as exciting as you might think.