Dear Starbucks Barista,
I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for refraining from dousing yourself with your favorite eau de parfum this morning. It must have been a truly difficult sacrifice to make for your customers in that it's your favorite scent and you enjoy it immeasurably, so I thought I should let you know that it made a difference in my life today.
You see, I have been unable to enjoy my very special Peppermint Mocha Twist to the fullest degree because of your perfume. The flavor of my beverage and the scent of your perfume do not mix well, practically gagging, and your scent was all that filled my nostrils as I sipped on my cup of mocha. Can you imagine the tragedy that has come to my frigid, winter mornings in being unable to partake of the warm creaminess of my beloved drink? Not to mention the parting with my $3.65 for the smallest of comforts?
Granted, the Peppermint Mocha Twist is now off the menu, and I will not enjoy it again until a mere 11 months have passed. The Raspberry Mocha will do just fine in its stead, though. Even now, I am enjoying the raspberry goodness, free of floral notes wafting from my cup.
So I just wanted to say thank you.
Your Ever-Grateful Patron,