I was in Starbucks today. I really love that place.
As I stood in line waiting for my double-blended Raspberry Mocha Frappuccino (sweet nectar to my soul), I noticed this display on the floor beside me.
My friends, this is the DeLonghi Magnifica 4400 Super Automatic Espresso Machine. It is $999.
They had several in boxes, and one set up for the touching. Just in case, you know, you came in to Starbucks to drop a thousand dollars.
Who (for real, who??) does this?
Who spends this kind of money on an espresso machine?
Who spends this money at Starbucks?
Who walks in to Starbucks, spies the mother of all espresso machines, and impulsively says, "There it is!! Just what I wanted!"
Of those who have that kind of disposable income, those who do the research and carefully choose the appliance to make their favorite beverage, what kind of person buys the one on display on the floor at Starbucks?
I would like to meet this person. But I suspect we would have little in common. For starters, I'm pretty sure I don't like espresso enough to hang out with him. Or her.