On Saturday, Starbucks India was celebrating the launch of their 100th outlet in Kamala Mills, Mumbai. As a part of their celebrations, the international coffee chain which is a joint venture of Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages was offering every coffee at flat Rs 100 for a day on Saturday.
Long queues were seen at various outlets and people had to wait for hours outside the stores to get their turn to buy coffee. While for most, the wait wasn’t worth it but for three friends made the most of the same since they accidentally met after 4 years.
Pranav, Akash and Ankit last met on their college convocation day and since then they all are busy in their professional lives. Like any other group of friends, they too made several Goa plans but couldn’t execute. Saturday, they all were standing in 3 km long queue for Starbucks outlet at Hiranandani. After Pranav got his coffee he uploaded his selfie with coffee on Instagram that Akash and ankit noticed and texted him on their whatsapp group. To their surprise they all were at the same store but 2 kilometers apart.
This is not the first time when such incident has happened. In 2012, when starbucks opened its 1st store in south Bombay a boy got job offer while he was waiting outside the store after conversations with many businessmen.
One more incident that got our attention happened in Delhi on the same day where a long queue for Starbucks ₹100 coffee created panic across the city. The store was near ATM and people mistook long queue for ATM, leading to long queues at other ATMs and Banks too. Many people withdrew cash after rumor spread that government is about to ban new 500 and 2000 rupee notes.
Country is currently witnessing a lot of chaos and these coffee chains are adding to it. Youth too should understand the importance of their time and should have enough wisdom to relate time and money they waste for a cup of coffee when so many children are not getting a single meal a day.