Blogging About Loans: If you can order coffee, you can understand social media!

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If you can order coffee, you can understand social media!

Several of our Denver office employees have recently decided to take on the challenge of trying to understand social media. Our operations manager, Sharon Shunk, entitled her first blog, "What does Social Media and Starbucks Have in Common". It was a great analogy that stayed with me for a couple of days.

One day I happened to be at a Starbucks store (#10114) and was telling our Aurora manager, Rona Lewis, also a new blogger, about the interesting post. While paying for the coffee, the young woman, Amanda, behind the counter told us she had recently given a 10 minute speech about how to order a Starbucks. Did YOU know there was a proper way on how to order coffee? Well, for the wondering minds, let me share with you the details of ordering a Starbucks:

First you have to understand the proper order of giving instruction. Did you ever notice there was a "menu" on the side of every Starbuck's cup? Hello??? Talk about a blinding flash of the obvious! How is that I never noticed this before??

So, here it goes:

First, tell them which cup to grab. Not small, medium or large. Rather "Tall" "Grande" or "Venti".

Once they have grabbed the cup, it's just a checklist they follow:

coffee and social mediaDecaf can be requested on most. And if you want half caffeine, ask for a "half calf"! Or ask for a double shot, triple or quad (get ready to fly around the room on that one!)

Shots: How much caffeine do you want? Single shot of expresso, double, triple? Size does not mean more caffeine in espresso drinks. Yet it does in Americanos drinks. Half-calf would mean one shot of regular, one shot of decalf. Macchiotto means shots in the foam giving a stronger flavor right away. 

Syrup- Do you know they have schools whose entire agendas are figuring out what syrups or combinations will whip up interesting concoctions that can be bragged about on Facebook? Maybe just go with vanilla, caramel, hazelnut?? OH.. and if you're trying to impress someone, just say "make it a two pump vanilla"!!

Milk: seems easy, right? Wrong! Here are your options: whole, low fat, non-fat. OR soy, organic, whipping creme, you name it! Easy so far, right? NO milk, foamed milk, part milk. Part foam is a complete dictionary of options depending on how many parts of each!

Custom: examples like extra hot, no room for cream, no foam, extra ice.

Drink:  In the picture, the "A" means Americano (espresso and hot water). Or maybe a tea, hot chocolate, apple cider (did you even know they have that??)

So, what does this have to do with social media, you are wondering? Here's a simple analogy shared at our Rocky Mountain Rainers meeting yesterday by Becky Harris. Becky heard attended a class with Liz Landry who recently visited Colorado and gave a fabulous class on social media that made it easier than ordering a cup of coffee!

LinkedIn: A board meeting

Facebook: Your backyard barbeque conversations

Twitter: After hours cocktail talk

And just to add a few of my own:

YouTube: Evening entertainment, no guests needed

Blogging: An opportunity to find pen pals all across the country

ActiveRain: Doing what you love and making money while you're at it!

NOTE: If you are referenced and linked in the post, you have been TAGGED. That means it is YOUR job to write a similar analogy referencing the post you were tagged in (or even reblogging it) and tag at least one or more people in your post. Make sure you send them an email and put "you've been tagged" in the subject line! Heck, even if you haven't been tagged, feel free to join in!!


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Comment balloon 77 commentsRuth Vogt • April 15 2011 12:21PM

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Ruth,

What an excellent perspective.  Sometimes, getting on the various medias is daunting for many.  Thank you sharing this with us. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

Ruth, I never thought about all of the sites like that... LinkedIn a board meeting.... so true!

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) over 7 years ago

Ordering a coffee can seem so easy yet there are so many choices involved. Social media can seem daunting, but anyone can get started faster than you can order your coffee! Great analogy. 

Posted by Torgie Madison, Websites and Contact Management (Quicksilver Real Estate Solutions, LLC) over 7 years ago

I will never look at Starbucks or social media the same way again.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 7 years ago

I love this post and, I don't even drink coffee. I'm sure that most people who are just getting started in social media are just as mystified by it as am by their Grande half caff Americana. = D

You rock Ruth!

Posted by Steven Graham, Coach, ePs, Director of Training (epropertysites) over 7 years ago

Hmmm......   Still don't get the connection.  Social media has value, I just don't get how for me.  Starbucks on the other hand.....is right across the lobby area from my office and that....produces.  It produces leads, a chance for clients and friends to drop by while waiting for their Starbucks, to say hello.  Starbucks has paid very well for me.  Social media.....not so much..  

Posted by Ken Cash, Lake Tahoe Lake Front Homes, Luxury Homes, Condomi (CB Select Real Estate at Lake Tahoe - 775.691.3855 - ) over 7 years ago

I get the coffee connection!  GREAT post, Ruth!

Posted by Carole Self-Belfor, Restoration Business Development/Commercial Division (Residential and Commercial Restoration Services) over 7 years ago

Way to make someone who isn't even a coffee drinker understand! Great post. Social media can be as scary as a noncoffee drinker trying to go in and order at Starbucks. I didn't get either one when I first started them and now I'm a reg for both!

Posted by Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country) over 7 years ago

Hi Ruth~ I visited Sharon and commented on her post.  I hope that other "tagged" persons in this post write something soon so I can go and comment and play along.  (Thankfully I didn't get "tagged"!) 

I've heard the BBQ reference for Facebook before and think it's a perfect fit.  I love the other descriptions that you shared too!

Nice to have you back in the blogging world.  Hope you'll stick around for a while!  (I'm getting close to 200K and I want you to be there for the "PARTY"!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Not a coffee drinker but I do love my time spent here in ActiveRain and all of the wonderful leads it brings me!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 7 years ago

Great post!! AR has been a tremendous asset to our business!

Posted by Cory Barbee, Broker (760) 563-4022 over 7 years ago

Hi Ruth - Guess I am old fashioned when it comes to my coffee, hot and black.  As to social media, other than AR, I am more of a face to face person.  Guess that comes from growing up in a face to face world.  Thanks for the blog.

Posted by Steve Ewing - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams) over 7 years ago

After a few moments, the analogy and similies lit a light in my head - thank you!  Great application of info.

Posted by James Locklear, Social Media Training , Virtual Services, Search Engine Optimization Lattitude - SEOL (Online Marketing Advertising Consultant) over 7 years ago

Ruth - Having not gone to a Starbucks before last weekend, I didn't get it but now I do... very interesting analogy.. Nice job.

Can you belieive I've never been to a Starbucks before? I must have been the last person on earth not to go there.. but I finally gave in and tried them....

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 7 years ago

I like this analogy, Ruth. And now that you mention it, a venti mocha frappucino no whip would be really good about now!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 7 years ago

I need to go back to Starbucks and apologize.   I believe I've ordered in the exact opposite way they would like!

Posted by Jason M. Keith, Lending in 5280 (WR Starkey Mortgage) over 7 years ago

Great post Ruth!

I loved this post and will grab a venti vanilla late on my way out now after reading!

R$ Blessed

Posted by Ronnie Shumake (Town Residential) over 7 years ago

Thanks, A. Seems it usually is about perspective, isn't it???

Linda, and we behave differently in each social media arena, don't we?

Torgie, I agree! Social media IS easier than ordering coffee!

Jane, Just want to make sure not to get confused and order a double twitter, lite on facebook! ha!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Steven, Thanks for stopping by! STILL MISS OUR FRIDAY CALLS!  :) (thanks for the feature, BTW!)

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Very interesting!  You made a great connection between the coffee mystique and social media.  I think Starbucks is easier  ---  what the heck does # mean in a Facebook comment?

Posted by Marge Draper, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA (Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto) over 7 years ago

Ken, That sounds like a GREAT place to have an office!! I need to remember that!

Carole, So what do you get when you cross social media with coffee??? A sleepless night!! HA-HA-HA!

Margie, I so totally agree with that. I'm now addicted to both!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Ruth, your post on social media and ordering coffee was most entertaining. Thanks for the smile!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) over 7 years ago

Donna, not tagged YET, you mean! I have really missed blogging. I'll be there for your party!!

Barbara-Jo, It is about the leads, isn't it!!?? Gotta love AR!

Cory, What did we do before AR? I can't remember... oh wait... door knockiing maybe??   :)

Steve, your comment says it all. Black coffee, face to face. None of that "other" stuff. That works, too!

 

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

James, Glad you enjoyed the post. And thanks so much for stopping by!!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Robert, The good news is it didn't take you that long to find out about AR!

John, Great idea... I'll be back as soon as I get a half-calf carmel machiotto.

Jason, Me, too!! ha!

Ronnie, ymmm... might change my order now!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Oh yah, that is a great analogy....thanks for sharing, Ruth!

Posted by Anonymous over 7 years ago

Love the post.  Just like ordering a cup of coffee

Posted by Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

LOL, my friends work at Starbucks, learned how to order very quickly.

Posted by Raiza Schwartz, CDPE (West USA Realty) over 7 years ago

I just told Nancy how much I miss you when I was helping her today. I sure hope we can get together soon!

Posted by Steven Graham, Coach, ePs, Director of Training (epropertysites) over 7 years ago

Steven, HEY! I have an idea... what about a Denver Rain Camp??? I think that would be an awesome idea!!   ;)

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Marge, a hash tag on FB?? Again: mystique.

Maria, of course!

Jeremy, yep, simple as ordering coffee!

Raiza, that's not fair!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

love love love this!!!!  What a great analogy!  Off to cocktail hour aks...twitter

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 7 years ago

Hi Ruth - very cute!

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Ruth, This turned out great!  I'm still working on my Starbucks story.  Just a little jittery when I first went in, ordered a small - then was told their small was a tall.  Stayed with a black coffee, then moved up to a mocha, and now Grande non-fat latte with one splenda - almost daily now.  Does that work?

Nancy

Posted by Nancy Murray, Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs (Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO) over 7 years ago

Hi Ruth, Congratulations on getting a featured post, I don't go into Starbucks very often and luckily they have pity on me!  I think social media is easier to understand and I prefer plain coffee - black- no flavors, no milk... :-)

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 7 years ago

Love the analagy. What a creative example of how social media can help your business

Posted by Kay Bennett, Your Best Cookeville Area Agent! (First Realty Company) over 7 years ago

Great way to descibe the various social media sites. Plus, I love coffee.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 7 years ago

Hey nice post today, thanks for sharing with us today.

 

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 7 years ago

Punch-line....your definition of ActiveRain, Ruth (tiny winy smile on my face...btw)

(All through the post, exactly...I was wondering what does it have to do with Social Media? and..)

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 7 years ago

Now I need a Caramel Latte. Loved the blog.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 7 years ago

Great easy breezy post and love the starbucks' coffee analogies:)

Posted by Victoria Stankard (Get Found Now ) over 7 years ago

Thanks, Ruth.  Fun, and I will actually remember the social media list now!  Good stuff.

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 7 years ago

Your breakdown of social media is 100x's easier than ordering a Starbucks.  I like my Toasted Almond, cream with extra sugar--Honey Dew!

Posted by Ross Therrien, Realtor, Broker Associate (Prudential Verani Realty, Londonderry,New Hampshire) over 7 years ago

I enjoyed your blog post! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Posted by Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise (SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com) over 7 years ago

Ruth I am very simple at Starbucks, probably why I am simple at blogging too.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Ruth. They have streamlined their operations then revamped. In a way social media is like that way too :)

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida and Washington (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Ruth ~ I am not a coffee drinker and would never ever have a clue on how to order one.  But now armed with your information, I am prepared if I every need to do so.

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 7 years ago

Love this Ruth!

My local Highlands Ranch Starbucks actually named a drink after me! The "Skinny Sandy" is a grande coffee with a shot of expresso, 2 shots of sugar free cinnamon dolce and foam. This way you get the luxury of a latte without the calories!

Posted by Sandra Corrigan (CEO/Owner/Team Leader/Keller Williams Executives Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Ruth = Great Blog! I love how you connected it to Starbucks.

Posted by Carla Freund, Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 7 years ago

I always order my coffee medium black with one sugar.  What would that be analogous to?  LOL  Great post!

Posted by Chris Lefebvre, Methuen MA Real Estate Pro (eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

I am going to practice, and go back to Starbucks - last time I felt so old.....  if I ever get it right, I can save the cup and just show it to them next time.  LOL

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 7 years ago

Ruth--what a great post.  Ordering Starbucks now seems more difficult than tackling social media.  Great analogies! 

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) over 7 years ago

Oh two of my favorite things....Starbucks and social media. And I totally agree with the comparisons! What I would do for a white chocolate mocha venti right now!

Posted by Rosalie Evans, The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale (Meritus Group Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Ordering at Starbucks Coffee can sometimes overwhelm me - that is the best anology I have to Social Media.  That is why I like Dunkin Donuts. 

Great Post

 

Laurie

Posted by Laurie C. Bailey-Gates, ABR, SFR (Robert Paul Properties) over 7 years ago

What a super analogy.  BTW, at Starbucks I order the same way the person at the counter does to make life easier for them.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

I never looked at it like this.  Your menu Social Media makes sense.  When I order coffee at Starbucks, I always say "just a little cream" at the drive-in window.  If I don't say this, my coffee becomes luke warm with too much cream.  I may try the "extra hot" option you provided above.

Posted by Brien Berard, Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate (Remax Professionals Laurel MD) over 7 years ago

Cindy, I did too!  :)

Gay, Glad you enjoyed!

Nancy, PERFECT ... just like social media... you started with PayPerClick and now you blog for leads!!

Mary, I agree, social media is easier! But, then, if we sold coffee we would feel differently, huh?

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Kay, Glad you found the post enjoyable.

Eric, I wouldn't say I loved coffee... until Starbucks, that is!

Patricia, Coffee story at night... doesn't seem quite right, does it??   :)

Praful, The story circled back around... sneaky wasn't I?

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Hella, Thinking about coffee at ten at night? See my response to Carole #21....

Victoria, "easy breezy"?? Love that expression... I'll probably use it. ha!

Mike, Easier to remember if you're drinking a double shot expresso.

Ross, yummm... I'll have to try that one.

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

QuickFree, Glad you enjoyed...would have been even better if you were sipping on a Starbucks, huh?

Gary, "Simple"? Not if it works for you!! Right?

Lana, Great point about both!!

Dawn, And probably just like social media, the more you know, the more you enjoy. Missed you on thursday... did Vickie get in touch with you??

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Sandy, How do you know when you're a regular at Starbucks? When they name a drink after you!! too funny!

#49 and #50 - WE HATE SPAMMERS. GO AWAY AND DON'T COME BACK!!

Carla, Glad you found my post interesting.

Chris, Well, you did venture out on the wild side by throwing in the "MEDIUM black"!! Looks like you are also venturing out on the wild side by blogging. Good for you!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Virginia, I think part of the fun is the challenge of NOT getting it right. Once we get it right, we move on to the next thing.

Janet, Now it does, but it didn't at one time, I'll bet??

Rosalie, At 1:00 in the morning it would made sense to add amaretto. Hey... that could be a whole new line for Starbucks. They could call it the "Passengers only Liqueur Selections"!

Laurie, Probably why the lines are shorter at Dunkin Donuts... same amount of customers, they just get through the lines faster!! ha-ha!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Debbie, It's people like you that help them put up with people like me!! Thank YOU!

Brien, I hear you have to be careful with the "extra hot" option???

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Funny and true, Ruth!  I'm pretty sure I understand social media better than ordering at Starbucks! :)  

Posted by Joshua Vensel (VENVISIO - Real Estate Photography - Atlanta, GA) over 7 years ago

Great Blog!

Posted by Link LeGrand over 7 years ago

Ruth, now social media seems a lot easier than ordering a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Good analogy.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 7 years ago

Ruth: This is a nice analogy. There are still a few agents in my office that are not yet ordering coffee.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 7 years ago

Ruth:

Wonderful blog.  I don't drink coffee either, but if I should need to I can do it.  I am sharing your blog with my office.  Maybe that will kick start some of them into blogging.  Thanks and have a nice weekend.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago

Joshua, You and me both! (In both cases, I keep to what I'm comfortable with.)

Link, thanks, and thanks for the reblog!

Michael, Spoken like the true professional with over 400k points.  ;)

Melissa, Bet there are also more than a few agents that aren't doing social media, huh??

Evelyn, I have an idea... take them to a Starbucks, where you can have free wi-fi if you are a Starbucks "member", then let everyone log on and give them a short "getting started" class while enoying a little liquid motivation!!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

okay fine.. but what if you have trouble ordering coffee?))

Posted by Michael (Mike) Robinson, CRS, CIPs, REALTOR (Broadmoor Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Mike, Just use the fall back line: I'll have what he/she is having!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

I stopped going to Starbucks, I don't like their coffee very much ;-)  Great analogy though.

Posted by Justin Dibbs, REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale (Pearson Smith Realty) over 7 years ago

It's a good thing I'm not a coffee drinker because that ordering process is too complicated for me. I like thngs to be easier, "Diet coke, please."

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

When I go to Starbucks, I keep it really keep it simple.

My order: Tall Decaf, no cream.

That is all I can do that time of day.

I hate waiting in line with my simple order for all those ahead who want the Foo Foo drinks. It seems like Starbucks should have an express checkout just for me.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) over 7 years ago

Ruth,

Glad to see this post was a feature.  It is very cool!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 7 years ago

Justin, It's not for everyone, no doubt.

Tammie, I get it!

John, I think you could be on to something there!!

Ann, Thanks for stopping by... good to see you!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

HI Ruth,

Great analogy, and love the connection to social media, 

one big problem with Starbucks......... I just want a "medium black coffee" and really never want to learn their lingo, for the privilege to pay them 5 times the value of water and ground coffee beans..... It must be the Dutch in me to not being able to get used to the "Starbucks cult" ;0), off to Tim Horton's......oops they have their own lingo too, I just want a cup of coffee, what is a man to do for a simple cup of coffee......

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 7 years ago

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