Things Everyone Thinks While Waiting In Line at Starbucks

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You’ve been there, but are you thinking what we’re thinking?

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While waiting online, your mind starts to wonder, going to happier places and simpler thoughts — there is even a possibility that you may get existential.

We’ve all been there. You walk into Starbucks and there’s a line several people deep; it will be at least five minutes until you can order because the person at the register now is still trying to grasp that, yes, a "Tall" is a small, or that their favorite seasonal beverage is no longer available and they’re staging a full-on meltdown. Oh, and that’s not even counting the minutes that you’re waiting for your drink to be made because the barista’s orders are as backed up as a major highway at peak rush hour.

This is when your mind starts to wonder, going to happier places and simpler thoughts — there is even a possibility that you may get existential, wondering, “why am I here?” You start nervously playing on your phone, tapping your foot, breathing heavy, finding ways to pass the time. Are you alone in your thoughts, or is everyone you are waiting with thinking and feeling the same collective narrative? What is everyone thinking while waiting at Starbucks? We asked The Daily Meal staffers and readers on Facebook to share their thoughts.

“I need a coffee just for the long wait in line for a Starbucks coffee.” — Kim Robbins via Facebook

“That person's ridiculous drink order is so obnoxious.” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“What does a mermaid have to do with coffee?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Why isn't ‘Grande’ the largest size?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Is 8 a.m. too early for a cake pop?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Are they really selling CDs? When was the last time I played a CD?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Who the hell orders a Trente?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Am I coming here too much if they remember my name and order?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Oh no, it's that barista on register.” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Why is this taking so long?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Why isn't this a Juan Valdez café?” — Daniel Litwin via Facebook

“Should I throw my spare change in the tip jar?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Wish there was a Dunkin’ around here.” — Jenna Saunders Ricci via Facebook

“What name will they write on my cup this time?” — The Daily Meal Staffer

“Should I ask if they forgot my order?” — The Daily Meal Staffer