my Starbucks experience
I have a favorite drink at Starbucks, and I get it a couple times a month. For some reason it has inconsistent results, so early on I started ordering it with modifications. Sometimes I loved it and other times I was disappointed.
One early morning I ordered my coffee with all the special requests I’d invented, and the sweet girl helping me asked what I was hoping to accomplish with the changes: stronger coffee flavor, less sugar, or something else? I wanted a less sweet, bolder coffee flavor. She suggested that I order it without water, and shared with me how the drink is made. The outcome was perfection!
I drove away so thankful that this woman took the time to ASK me questions and educate me!
This experience got me thinking… I wonder how many other things in my life are “modified” because of assumption, or would be handled differently if I was asking more questions? Also, in my friendships and work relationships, do I ask enough questions of others to truly understand where they’re coming from, what they need, and how I can best serve them?
I’ve challenged myself to ASK MORE QUESTIONS, and I invite you to join me. Let’s live to learn, and in anything where assumptions are made, be more self aware.