I headed into Starbucks to treat myself to an ice coffee, a personal favorite of mine. The friendly Barista informs me that today is my lucky day, my coffee is FREE. "Really?" I question as I ponder the reasoning behind this. I walk away from the cashier over to the coffee bar as I await, my tall, unsweetened ice coffee. Moments later my ice coffee is handed over. I walk over to pour in some milk before I head out the door.
As I open the door, I feel a hand grab my shoulder. "Ma'm, M'am! I was just kidding about the free coffee. I'm going to need you to pay for that", the Barista informs me. I head back over to the cashier with my head bowed in shame, feeling like a criminal. What had just happened?