Starbucks Happy Hour
Marc Gordon - May 20, 2018


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

For many of us (westerners at least), Starbucks is a daily trip, if not twice a day.  We usually start out our morning at the drive through, and then maybe head back later for an afternoon pick-me-up.  We all convince ourselves that it’s totally fine to spend 10 dollars a day on coffee. And if you didn’t already know, you’ll be jumping for joy to find out that Starbucks actually has a happy hour (to make you feel a little better about all of your coffee spending).

It’s not such a new thing, but they’ve changed things up. Previously, the deal was that Frappucino’s would be half off from 3-6pm during May for the course of a week and a half.  They announced that the new happy hour would be from 3pm until closing on March 29th.

And for the rest of the time? Make sure you sign up on their website for their Happy Hour reminder.

Generally though, it happens after 3pm, so try to hold out until then. The exciting Happy Hour reminders will send you a message telling you exactly what day and time the Happy Hour will be taking place, as well as what’s on tap for the day.