Why Being a Creature of Habit is a Good Thing

I am a creature of habit. When I go to a new restaurant and I find something yummy, I tend to order that thing every time I go. I rarely mess with a good thing, which is why yesterday, I decided to take a step out of my very rigid, structured self and order something different at Starbucks.

Never mind that this was my THIRD Starbucks of the week (remember, Hubby was working over the weekend too – with the rule of proportional coffee and hours worked, I feel I was justified). Plus, I had a gift card with a few bucks on it – so my coffee cost 78 cents.

I saw a sign for a beautiful, seasonal drink: cinnamon dulce latte. It looked beautiful. It sounded beautiful. I ordered a tall.

I didn’t like it.

Mind you, I drank it anyway. Because – caffeine is caffeine and despite that I only paid less than a buck out of pocket, I’m not in the habit of dumping out Starbucks. But… ew. I’ll never get that again.

Back to my sugar-free vanilla cap. Forever.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. I’m drinking one right now. I like it. But I like cinnamon, so sprinkle a little cinnamon on just about anything, and I’ll drink it. LOL


  2. I shouldn’t have ordered it without the whipped cream – because that might have helped ; ) I usually really love cinnamon too – that is why I was so surprised that it didn’t float my boat.

  3. ugh, so sorry! I too am hesitant to order new drinks for the same reason. I’m a little open to food, but considering I rarely drink coffee, I prefer to play it safe. I was disappointed in their chai latte… way too weak.

  4. I love trying new flavors of coffee, but since I rarely get it, I tend to stick to the same old, same old…of course there isn’t a Starbucks within 50 miles of me.

  5. I’m with you on the creature of habit thing at restaurants… O’Charley’s/ chicken strips… Red Lobster/shrimp…Taco Bell/Chalupa supreme… Arby’s/Beef and cheddar… Cracker Barrel/buttermilk shrimp… and the list goes on and on. Years ago I loved to get the Gyro at Applebees, but they discontinued it. I was so upset, it was delicious.

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