Those of you who've been reading my posts for a while (since I wrote that Co-Op evergreen, Starbucks Secret Menu - 98 comments and counting!) know that I have a small obsession with the coffee mega-chain. And now there's more news to ponder. It seems that Bucky's has altered its drive-thru menu to eliminate the "tall" coffee. Apparently, when you're in a car, a grande is the new small. There are three possible reasons for this change.
The first, and the truth according to Starbucks, is that customers wanted streamlined choices and this was one of the compromises that reduced the drive-thru menu from 70 to 25 items.
The second is that the nation is getting very tired and is at risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. We just need more coffee. (That would be my metaphor for voting out the Dems 22 months after they took over a Great Recession...but that's only me!)
And the third. Well, could it be...that Starbucks is looking to up-sell a nation of drive-thru coffee junkies??
Don't worry, though. You can still get a tall if you ask for it. Heck. You can even get a short - even though it's not on any menu at all!