“For the Price of a Latté….”

…as if everyone just *flips off* 4 bucks for a cup of coffee with steamed milk!

This phrase has become such a widely-used cliché that I scan-read 21 pages of  refs on Google Search before I had to stop myself.

The idea for this rebellious little rant  started for me when I heard a news story about a little girl who suggested to her mother that they should start a service for people to complain to other members if their cars are being driven carelessly. The mother said she thought this was a great idea, and for the price of a latté per month, people could become members!

Now if you are one of the latté-drinking elite, and would be willing to spend the price of one of those beverages, you could join that little girl’s club. OR, you could do some of these things:

For the price of a latté per month (and maybe a pastry or muffin), you can…

send a wheelchair to a disabled person.

have a crowd of drunken Irishmen on your iPhone.

get a newsletter for children’s writers.

buy credits for many different renewable energy sources–and Save the Planet!

get a website re-do.

give 2 pairs of shoes to people in need at Shoes4souls.

save a newspaper.

download a program called Virtual Mechanic–Basic Car Maintenance and free advice.

buy a hearty turkey dinner with all the fixings for one [needy person].

save as many as 4 children.

For the price of a latté per dayyou can (according to one site) get insured!…pay only for what you need.

OR——–and here is where the rebellious thought comes in, you could make your own coffee, and…

get a whole breakfast—-or make a whole pan of cornbread….

for the price of a latté!


Author: b4i4get

I am a 68-yo retired Physical Therapist Asst. living in Texas. Currently I have ~5 dozen webpages, including 3 homepages, an e-novel, and 1 blog. I love cats, writing, and thinking about the big questions. I am also a singer-songwriter, though no one has heard of me--yet.

One thought on ““For the Price of a Latté….””

  1. As a non coffee drinker – I loved this – I am probably the only person who can not stand to walk into a Starbucks – don’t even like the smell but I have my other vices.

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