Oh Starbucks. You're on strike two... that only leaves one to go. First you ban concealed weapons in all your stores compromising the rights of law abiding citizens everywhere. Shameful - but I'll save that rant for a later day. Since that decision I have not frequented your stores nearly as often as I use to. UNLESS... it's the holidays. In which case, no one can make a Pumpkin Spice Latte or an Eggnog Latte quite like you. I've looked. It's just a fact. So I forgive you for one bad egg at the top making a wrong decision during the holidays.
You make a dam good holiday latte.
You forgot a very important rule - if it's not broken, don't fix it.
This very morning I awoke nearly two hours before I usually do to meet an old friend for coffee. My first thought after complaining to myself about the early alarm was the delicious Eggnog Latte I would enjoy in my first red cup of the season and my beloved gold sleeve while catching up with a dear friend. Little did I know your nasty trick to try and ruin Christmas.
I am pleased to learn that after only six days you acknowledge that people have a very emotional connection to the holidays, "and Starbucks is a part of that tradition" you have since decided to reinstate this 'tradition'. After all this silly overpriced amazingly awesome venti non-fat Eggnong Latte and all of its 570 calories is a part of my holiday tradition. (See #26 here).
Strike two Starbucks. Strike two.