Tuesday, November 21, 2006
So says temp staffer and candidate to the stars, Fiona Walsh. "I'm absolutely gobsmacked. I'm stunned, beyond words or comprehension!". What has caused this remarkable chain of surprised verbiosity? "Why Starbucks of course, what else! They had the nerve, the sheer audacity to charge $5.74 for a medium gingerbread soy latte. Is that not the most outrageous thing ever? Have you ever heard of anything more stunning and absurd? And the most ridiculous thing of all is I'm probably going to go back for more! The delicious creaminess of the soy blended with gingerbread syrup has woken me from my Ebeneezer Scrooge-type inertia about the impending holiday season and now I'm suddenly all excited about the Thanksgiving and Christmas. The price of holiday spirit? At least $5.74. But totally worth it!"