My last post got me thinking...
I really could write a book about Starbucks, you know. I could call it "Starbucks, How I Love Thee!" Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows that if I have an indulgence, it is Starbucks. I would rather spend my caloric budget on a latte from Starbucks than just about any other item made for human consumption. People laugh when I say that I have a deep emotional connection with Starbucks.
It's just one of those things. I can explain it, but would anyone really want to know? Part of my emotional connection goes back almost ten years to when I was dating a very fine young man (who just so happens to be my Husband now). Some of our very best dates were evenings spent at Starbucks, sipping overpriced drinks and chatting. My "love language" is quality time, so to me there is no better bonding time than getting to know someone over coffee. I'd never had Starbucks until then, so it was a special treat. I loved spending time with my boyfriend like that. He loved that it was a relatively "cheap" date. :)
I think that's the root of the emotional connection. It was a place where I felt warm, comforted, and deliriously happy, so I started to associate warmth, comfort and happiness with going to Starbucks. That was the beginning!