Last week at Target I received a coupon for a $2 Latte at Starbucks. I never buy Starbucks, even though it is a fabulous treat. Well, I shouldn't say never, in the fall I buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but otherwise, I skip it. Anyway, back to the coffee...
A few days later E & I took a little trip to Tarzhay to get my Starbucks & while heading out of the house I decided to my own coffee cup. I've never done this before & always assumed it would be rather embarrassing, but after seeing the video about the zero waste family I figured I should try it.
And you know what? It wasn't embarrassing at all. I ordered my drink, said I wanted to use my own cup & the barista said, 'Ok.' That's it. Nothing bad at all! I don't know what my hesitation has been all these years. It was not a big deal at all. In fact, as an added bonus, my coupon was only for a tall & my cup was more the size of a grande, but the barista filled up my WHOLE cup! Score!
If you have been worrying about judgment & a look of scorn from your local barista, don't fear! In these green times, it's totally ok to bring your own coffee cup. I intend to do this again in the future. Perhaps I'll even bring my own container to my favorite take out place. We'll have to see how brave I can be!