Next week you'll learn more about who I'm profiling, but for now I'm bringing an 'outside looking in' kind of perspective for a sketch.
The sound of blenders and dripping espresso fills the library as the line begins to spiral out of control. More students are finishing class and coming to the Spoonholder for a mid-morning pick-me-up.
Behind the counter more cups are slid over so the baristas can create the pretentious coffee drinks. Like a well-oiled machine she grabs a cup and brews the coffee. Grabs a cup, pumps in the syrup. Grabs a cup, tosses ice into the blender.
My turn finally comes to take my well-blended coffee and espresso.
"Thanks," I say in my most chipper voice.
She doesn't respond with words. Just smiles, nods, and giggles softly and continues on with the task at hand.
That first sip of coffee opens up a whole new world and because of her I get to experience it.