I'm a former barista and delivery man living in NYC - here's why I'd never go to Starbucks or order delivery
- In all my time living in New York City - about eight of my 29 years - I have never bought something at Starbucks, drunk coffee, ordered delivery, or used or owned a credit card.
- People think I'm weird or missing out because I don't do these very common things, but I think they're weird for having any interest in them.
- Going to Starbucks is a ridiculous waste of time and money, and ordering delivery is too decadent for my tastes, even if the food is cheap.
- I don't drink coffee at all, so I'm not commenting on the quality of Starbucks coffee, which I'm sure is fine.
- It's not that I don't waste time and money doing equally stupid stuff, it's just that you CAN live without your Starbucks or Seamless.
On Wednesday, for no good reason, I tweeted that in all my time living in New York City - about eight of my 29 years - I had never bought something at Starbucks, drunk a coffee, ordered delivery, or used or owned a credit card.
Nobody liked the tweet, but several colleagues confronted me about it in person. Basically, they couldn't believe it. When I tell them that I worked for years as a delivery man and as a barista making coffee, they start to think I'm weird.But honestly, if you do buy coffee from Starbucks, or order delivery, I think you're weird.
Credit cards I understand, but I never felt the need for them.
Going to Starbucks and ordering food for delivery, however, are ridiculous habits.