Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm Not A Fan Of The Starbucks Planner. Period!

Let me tell you a story about a  Starbucks counter girl who was so  tactless and quickly judge me in just a few minutes after taking my order of a simple Grande Pepermint Mocha and a doughnut and I declined her offer for a sticker to collect so I can get my hands on the so-called "most coveted" planner in the country.  Duh!

Starbucks Counter Girl (SCG): Ma'am do you collect stickers?
Me: No.
SCG:  Why ma'am you are not a fan of our planners?  Or you don't plan?
Me: What?
SGC: Hehe!
Me:  No. I use digital planners because I'm an environmentalist. Stoopid! (no, I didn't say stoopid out loud but I wish I did!)
SGC: Oh! (and she went on talking about their planner that people rave so much about it everyone wants to have it bla bla and that she will still give me a collect a sticker card in case I change my mind)

Stoopid girl. If she was not pregnant and I was in a bad mood. She would have heard from me or have experienced the same as that Lady Guard and that Amalayer Girl.  Good for her I was in a good mood and I don't want to stoop to her level, so I let her pass.

This incident happened at Starbucks Fully Booked at Fort Bonifacio Global City in High Street Taguig.   This happened in December 2012 and the girl had short hair and was pregnant then, I dunno if she gave birth now o is on leave .  While being chatty with the customers is good, counter people should also be mindful of what they say because sometimes they can be really tactless and offensive.


Planners, Planners, Everywhere but do you actually bring it everywhere you go, fill it up and use the coupons inside?

There are a hundred of types of planners out there.  Each end of the year, every cafe, store, banks, etc. have one to give to their customers or as collectibles.  While they all look cute.  Most of them are too bulky to be carried around anywhere you go.  

Why would I actually need a heavy and bulky planner when I have my Galaxy Tab, and my HTC Phone with me where I can write down my events and plans for the day.  It is most convenient as it can alert me of a schedule I have a day, an hour or a minute before it happens.  A paper back bulky planner does not have that feature.

I also like to have my planner personalized as I can.  In fact I used to make my own planner.  Handmade and crafted with love.  I'm artsy like that.

But now that I am practicing to recycle and waste too much paper or plastic, I decided not to make those planners anymore or collect one for they will just collect dust on my book shelf or table.

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