Hello my lovely cat people!
Okay, real talk. I’ve been addicted to chai lattes at one of the local university cafes here on the mainland. It’s actually crazy how big my obsession with this drink has gotten. And yes, I’m aware that for some coffee addicts, chai latte isn’t considered ‘real coffee’, and I completely understand that, since the drink doesn’t have any actual caffeine and contains mostly sugar. BUT, it satisfies my “caffeine-high” quite nicely, so I always end up going for more.
But goddamn guys, chai latte is the real deal. It’s not the cheapest of drinks, but it’s still more affordable than Starbucks Coffee. XD (which is a shame, because I am yet to try an actual coffee instead of a frappucino at that place :P)
And I swear to god, every time I go to the store and order the drink, as well as some kind of pastry thing (which, for most of the time, is the same thing), the workers there know me and have seen me before, but it’s like they don’t know me at the same time? They kind of take my order as if I never ordered these two combinations of food and drink before. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s a little weird. XD As someone who’s worked a hospitality job before, if I see people who come in regularly, I either try and remember their order (in a friendly way, of course, not in a way that would drive the customer away from the place), or I start up a little conversation with them. It’s just what I’m used to, but I completely understand if people don’t do that here – it’s a completely different business, or maybe the workers just have other things to think about, like serving next people in line and not wasting time on friendly chatter. (We’ve all been there, I know the struggle. 😛 It’s especially difficult when you get a super nice customer who starts chatting to you and you have to kindly push them along because the line behind them is so long. XD)
Okay, this random post about lattes that aren’t even lattes has dragged on for far too long. 😛 But I do still hope you enjoyed my rambling on about a drink I have almost every day.
I love you all~! ❤
P.S. Speaking of drinks, I got a free one from a bubble tea place from my university today too! It’s especially good when you don’t have much money to last you for the week and need that sugar kick to push you along for your studies. ;P