Monday, February 08, 2010

Feeling Guilty

I just paid $4.78 for a fancy coffee.

It is delicious.
And decaf. (Because I've given up the caf).
And dairy free. (Because I've given up the cow).
And has agave sweetener instead of the chemical stuff. (Because I'm almost practically a vegan by now, if not in earnest, at least by default).

But $4.78?! And it's gone already. :(

At least it was double-punch day on my frequent customer card.

I drank my fancy coffee but couldn't get over the price, and there are Haitians out there, and homeless people, and bills, and field trips, and hungry people, and... and... and...

But I did give my business to an indepent business woman who uses fair trade and healthy products. And I put a small tip in the jar for the cute and funky barista.

Does that balance it out?

2 comments:

Erin Wilson said...

It's hard, isn't it?!
But if you were going to have one, choosing to support local business and fair trade products is a hands-down winner.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I think small indulgences are okay--enjoy. I get a latte once a week. It's a special thing, costs me almost $4 with the tip, but I make an event out of it.