I realized while in line for my chai today that Starbucks probably spent more money on tongs so they could put bananas in smoothies than the amount of money I paid for my house.
SBUX Pres: Hello, Target? Yeah, I need tongs.
Target Customer Service: How many, sir?
SBUX: Let's see. Well, I guess 15,011 pairs.
Target: Okay, sir. Is that all?
SBUX: Actually, make that double. Some jackass will undoubtedly drop them on the floor. So let's go with 2 pairs for every store.
Target: Okay. That's 30,022 pairs at $6.99 per pair with your volume discount?
Target: Your total is $209,853.78 plus shipping. Anything else?
SBUX: Yes! Can I return 1200 of those if I have the receipt?
Target: Certainly. As long as it's within 90 days.