Best Story of the Week…August 3, 2018

 I’m at Starbucks seated at one that has a counter, enjoying my collection of birthday gift cards.

I’m having cookies with my Tall, Dark Blend, 3 in a pack.

An attractive, professional looking lady in her 40s is next me with one seat between us.

Suddenly she slyly sneaks a dollar in my direction.

I look at her curiously.

“Can I buy one of your Madeleines,” she quietly says, my cookie of choice.

I mull this over as if it were a pass she just made at me.

“No, you can’t,” I finally say, “but how bout I give you one?”

I then slide the one remaining over while her dollar languishes, like a naughty sailor, on the counter.     

She finishes before me, leaving the buck in her wake, that I graciously leave for the barista.




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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19 Responses to Best Story of the Week…August 3, 2018

  1. joanneolson says:

    I look forward to the Best Story of the Week as it is often about kindnesses and connections that are easy to miss unless actively seeking the goodness in others. Keep the stories coming!

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    • Only in New York would someone pay for a coveted cookie. It’s pretty funny when you think about it since, by the looks of her, she could have well afforded her own. But you just never know what a girl’s sweet tooth is up to, now do you? 🙂


  2. Maybe she was assuaging her conscience by buying one cookie rather than three. Your reply to her request was classic Susannah. Love your life stories!

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  3. No sure why she didn’t buy a pack for herself. Then again maybe she was trying to control how much she ate! The barista lucked out!

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  4. That’s funny. It sounds like an espionage exchange. That would put me in an awkward position if I did want them all. You’re very kind though.

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  5. Eilene Lyon says:

    You’re as sweet as any cookie!

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  6. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, you must have made eating the cookies seem awfully compelling. You weren’t moaning were you? I agree that your neighbor didn’t want to be tempted by an entire pack. She probably relished the taste of that single cookie all day.

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  7. Patricia says:

    That is a best story!

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  8. I’m laughing at the dollar left there like a naughty sailor. That is surly the best story of the week.


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