Anybody who knows me even a bit knows I’ve got a Starbucks addiction, but I’m trying to kick it.
In Downtown Vancouver, there is a Starbucks location within a few (read 2) blocks of just about everywhere. In the last 3 places I/We have lived, there’s been one within a block. And there is one within a block of my office.
Seriously, I didn’t plan it, but I think Starbucks did.
A few years ago I went to Yuma, Arizona for Christmas to visit my dad and step-mother and was tired most of the time I was there. I came up with my Starbucks Conspiracy Theory. Basically, the reason I was tired wasn’t that I wasn’t drinking coffee but rather, in Vancouver the air is so saturated with caffeine from one coffee shop or another (Starbucks, Blendz, Cafe D’Artigiano, etc) that you live in an artificially caffeinated state whether you like it or not.
So, this past weekend Starbucks finally released a store locator app for the iPhone into the Canadian iTunes store!
For me, it’s not about locating a store in Vancouver, it’s about remembering which stores are good (clean bathrooms, friendly staff) among the 100s there seem to be downtown.
And of course it will come in handy when we’re out of our comfort zone and I need a fix.
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