Interstellar Adventures

September 13, 2006

Um? Hello? Anyone in there?

Filed under: Brain Farts,Funnies,Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 12:54 pm

This morning I woke up about an hour and a half before I usually do. I was going to make a foray (again) to the DMV. I was going to get there before they opened at 7 a.m. and be waiting for the doors to unlock. This was a good plan. I got there at 6:40 a.m. The only problem is about twenty other people had better plans, as they were already in line outside the DMV. Poop.

On the way there I had stopped to get a Starbucks and a paper. You know, amuse myself and wake up while standing in line.

Drive Thru Speaker: Good Morning! Welcome to Starbucks. May I take your order?
She was entirely too chirpy for her own good.
Me: Yes please, I’d like a venti non-fat latte and a Dallas Morning News.
Drive Thru Speaker: That’s a venti non-fat latte and a Dallas Morning News. Can I get you a blueberry muffin or a coffee cake this morning?
Me: No, that will be all thank you.
Drive Thru Speaker: Very well, I’ll have your total at the window.
I pull forward and around the driveway.
Drive Thru Guy: Your total is $4.23.
I hand Drive Thru Guy my credit card and he hands me my paper.
Drive Thru Guy: Do you need your receipt?
Me: Yes please.
Drive Thru Guy hands me my receipt and my latte.
Drive Thru Guy: Have a nice day.
Me: Thanks. You too.
I put my coffee in my cup holder.
I sit. After a few moments:
Drive Thru Guy: Did I miss something?
Me: No that’s everything.
And I sit. After a few more moments:
Drive Thru Guy: Did I get everything?
Me: Yes, I’m fine.
Drive Thru Guy stares at me. I stare back at him. I look at my coffee. I look at my paper.
Me: Oh, I guess I need to go!

I drove off, very embarassed. I am not a morning person.

P.S. If you got a sec, go see Cara and wish her a Bappy Hurpday!


  1. What? They don’t let you sit there and read your morning paper at the Starbuck’s drive-thru window? How rude!

    Comment by abbynormal — September 13, 2006 @ 1:07 pm |Reply

  2. Sounds like me at stop signs…thinking they’re stop lights. Just sitting, hanging out. And what is with your DMV? Is it really that popular. It like people waiting to audition for American Idol. Do you win prizes if you make it through the line?

    In our county, there are only two DMV offices. And at 7 am, there was one guy doing licenses, and one lady doing drivers tests. Finally after about 15 minutes, two more ladies sat down. I guess they were waiting in line behind me at Starbucks and that’s why they were late to work.


    Comment by Jolynn — September 13, 2006 @ 1:10 pm |Reply

  3. Wait a minute…you have drive thru Starbucks???? WHAT????????? That’s not fair. I’m going to go throw myself on the floor and kick and scream.

    This is Texas! Everything has a drive-thru. We have drive-thru beer stores, Starbucks, dry cleaners, and I’m sure a few other things too! Both Starbucks by me have drive-thrus.


    Comment by carnealian — September 13, 2006 @ 2:18 pm |Reply

  4. LOL, thats sounds like the kind of thing I would do!!

    Comment by Serendipity — September 13, 2006 @ 2:42 pm |Reply

  5. being a foreigner, i have to ask. Whats the DMV?

    Department of Motor Vehicles. It’s where we go to take our driving tests and get our licenses.


    Comment by Serendipity — September 13, 2006 @ 2:49 pm |Reply

  6. hehe…love these moments…that is, I love them when they happen to OTHER people…not me. lol

    Comment by KaraMia — September 13, 2006 @ 4:09 pm |Reply

  7. ha ha thjt’s the sort of thing I do :>)

    I had fun getting into places yesterday :>) must be my age :>)

    Comment by wisbo — September 14, 2006 @ 2:41 am |Reply

  8. I have those “Rip Van Winkle” moments as well.
    Thank God a black Starbucks coffee can curl my toes…


    Comment by michaelm — September 14, 2006 @ 7:22 am |Reply


    Good thing you didn’t open up the paper and begin reading!

    Our DMV services are available online here. Why not Dallas? It’s a bigger city than ours, you would think they’d be up and running by now.

    There are some things that we can do online, but for a name change, you have to show documentation.


    Comment by Laura — September 14, 2006 @ 7:49 am |Reply

  10. The girl who played What’s on the iPod last night on Letterman worked at a Starbucks. She had transferred to NYC from Honolulu. I need to go to work there!

    Comment by Bone — September 14, 2006 @ 11:18 am |Reply

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