have any of you been in a bux today?
of course there's been a change-over to promote our new banana frappuccinos - but really, did bux have to go with the surfer/hawaiian motif? it looks like we're using all the rejected 'old navy' signage. truly unappetizing, and not at all what we should be going for (imho). we already sell a billion frappuccinos so it's not like we really have to market/whore ourselves out to the little mall trolls. do we?
my manager had the "brilliant" idea of doing a banana cheer everytime someone orders a friggen' banana frappuccino. she wants us to get all 'harujuku girls' and scream out B-A-N-A-N-A-S before we start blending those horrid drinks. thank goodness she didn't ask to borrow the banana suit from the smoothie people next door - but we will have to wear a giant yellow visor while we trudge through the shopping center sampling the new drinks.
the bux near me is forcing their baristas to wear hawaiian shirts, leis and grass skirts. let me just say "i wouldn't be caught dead..." it's sad to see their little faces with forced smiles, asking everyone if they'd like to try the new frappuccinos, then waddle away with their plastic skirt swishing behind them. not pretty on a 6'4" 270 pound guy, i assure you.
hopefully our next change-over will reflect what bux is truly about: pseudo intellectual middle-class snobbery.
i can at least handle that.
partner rant: yes, i know i asked for a 'tall roomy americano'. so why the hell did you leave my cup filled only half way with water? roomy doesn't mean half full. if someone asked for a venti drip with room would you only fill it half way? no! because that would be a tall drip in a venti cup! so don't get lazy on me, ok? just give me enough room for cream and i'll be happy.