Oatmeal delivered by Ben Franklin

I received a coupon in the mail the other day for a free cup of oatmeal from Starbucks. If you patronize Starbucks on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to get one of their refillable cards to register and make purchases with. If you pay by cash they don’t know who the hell they are dealing with other than the first name you give them to call out when your 5 shot venti, 2/5th decaf, ristretto shot, 1 pump Vanilla, 1 pump Hazelnut, breve, 1 sugar in the raw, with whip, caramel drizzle on top, free poured, 4 pump mocha is ready. Pay by Starbucks card and all that info goes into their sinister data base where it periodically spits out some free swag delivered to your door by a member of a century’s old institution dressed in a snappy uniform formerly led by Ben Franklin.

The oatmeal comes “undressed” but comes with little individual packets of raisins, nuts, and raw sugar to dress as you wish. I dumped the contents of all the packages along with some decadent half and half to nullify any of the healthy aspects derived from eating oatmeal. It, along with their other attempts at breakfast foods, are worth a try after you work up an appetite ordering your tongue twister morning beverage.

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