"Do me a favor, honey, and go get me a latte?"
"Maybe you're not underemployed - maybe you're just overeducated."
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"Luckily, our retirement funds are entirely in double lattes."
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Can I get you another coffee?
"Who's taking my order—the committee of the whole, or is there a liaison for decaf?"
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"Regular coffee? Really? Seriously?"
"Durn it all, Cooky! We's payin' you good money to remember which one is decaf!"
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"I just discovered another starbucks."
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"Our flavors of the day are Prodigal, Importune, and Mal de Siècle."
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Death takes a coffee break
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"It was the best of Starbucks. It was the worst of Starbucks."
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"What can I tell you? I came home and there they were."
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"Get with the back beat, counselor!"
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"Do you believe in a Supreme Being?"
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"I'm so ready to quit - the pay sucks, and every night I go home reeking of hazelnut."
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Incompetent to Stand Trial
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A group of people sit in a coffee shop.
Starbucks goes downscale: drinks for the post-venti-latte economy
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"We could hire another accountant and secretary, but wouldn't it be fun to have a barista?"
"There's no milk foam design on my coffee."
"Would you like me to leave room for us to get back together?"
"Crumble an empire on that!"