My (step)brother Chris snapped this picture during my trip to San Francisco. I had just said out loud, "I wonder why there is such a strong coffee smell right here."
Obviously I hadn't turned around to see what was behind me. I felt bad for insulting the Starbucks, so of course I had to go in and buy an espresso. This was a pretty rare flub for me...I usually can spot fast-food places from a mile away. Especially Starbucks and McDonalds.
A few years ago, I had the idea of starting a fast food blog. Basically I would eat and rate my (usually drive-thru) dining experiences online to let others know about the fast food places in my area.
--"10/27/2005: drove thru Burger King at Grand River Rd. just off Haggerty Rd. for lunch today. got a chocolate shake and it was not very chocolatey and too runny. local residents be advised to drive to the Burger King on Grand River Rd. in Wixom for a properly made chocolate shake."
--"2/1/2007: went to McDonalds today at the corner of Chippewa and Hampton. ordered the 2 cheeseburger meal. the burgers were sloppily made and the meat patties were off-center, resulting in several all-bun bites. don't go here if Sandy is working at the burger prep station."
--"7/17/2008: drove thru the El Pollo Loco at Sunset and Santa Monica Blvd. of course I got the dark meat 3 piece. delicious as always."
For some reason, that blog idea never took off.