9731

People shuffle in, waiting in a wavy line to order a drink.

Like a well trained robot the workers turn out cup after cup of coffee

What’s the bathroom code?

9731

A long blonde finished with yoga gets a latte.

A cab driver with a Bluetooth headset gets a Pikes Roast

A Chinese girl struggles to order tea.

No Hello.

No Small talk.

And only one inevitable question, with a four number answer.

9731

9731

9731

A homeless man cuts in front of a teen in Daisy Dukes. He demands water as his trash bag knocks into the girl’s Kate Spade. The workers give him the cup and before he opens his mouth they say

9731

James the Manager of this Starbucks has a Master Degree From Columbia.

9731

Sarah, making the Green Tea Latte, has done Modeling for Target.

9731

Jade, taking the orders, has another day job to pay for her daughters private school.

9731

They’ve said the numbers so many times, the feeling is completely sucked out.

I asked if they’ve ever thought about putting a sign up.

They all gave me a confused look, and went back to working.

One thought on “9731

  1. Maybe it’s kinda like the song, 8675309….it gets old, it doesn’t go anywhere, but it rolls of the tongue, and allows some interaction that is mindless.
    Bet you are singing that song in the back of your head now, aren’t you?? 🙂

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