I asked at Big Bucks today.
"How do I redeem my free birthday coffee?"
"You'd have to get a Starbucks card, put $5.00 on it, and then register it at the internet!"
"How ironic that I need 5 dollars to redeem a so called free drink" (i'm dissapointed but this is how the entire society works. I do not have any money at all)
About an hour and a half later an acquaintance came in, who I have never felt much of a connection with.
She asked me how things were and I said rough as usual.
She asked: (and has never asked before) "Do you have enough money to buy a drink?
Me-"No, I do not"
Her-"You take this $5.00!"
I relayed the birthday story and the synchronicity of her giving me money for a birthday drink. We agreed that there is alot of synchronicity everyday. So, Starbucks is not going to mail me the coupon in time to redeem for the birthday, so I went ahead and bought my iced coffee today. Too Much, ain't it?