When I was a teenager, I harbored the secret notion that someday I would write novels. I started a couple, and only eked out a few pages. (I wonder where they are? Those might make fun posts!)
- As I was staring at a Starbucks bag this morning that is now home to Lily’s Princess cash register, I noticed some writing on it.
“On a faraway hillside,
Manolo rakes his
coffee beans in the sun.
He is preparing them for their
A journey where they will be
refined by fire.
Each morning, I am greeted by coffee
from a land I have never seen,
but I have
tasted its beauty.
Thanks to Manolo.”
Don’t you love the way it personalizes the coffee trade? Yes, I’m sure Manolo lives a life of luxury, down there in Latin America. I tend to be a little cynical. However, on their website, I did find that Starbucks is trying to be ethical in the coffee trade, for all you Starbucks lovers out there. Good news from my future employer.
- How about finding quotes for those little tags on tea bags? If a perk for this job is free tea, I’m in! Here’s one from Good Earth tea: “The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.” Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896
- One of the gift bags I received at Christmas had words written all over it, in different fonts and sizes; vertically and horizontally. All I need for this job is a good thesaurus.
Jack Frost nippy wishes white winter HOLIDAYS let it snow dream
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