THIS IS NOT A POEM ABOUT RAMPANT SELF-ESTEEM 3.23.17

Words spoke by an adolescent girl while ordering at Starbucks, inside of Barnes & Nobel, in Westlake CA, at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon.

 

Can you make my cup say Hot Mama?

This girl is a hero. Why, after all my years of going to Starbucks, I’d never thought of having them put such an ego-boosting name on my cup–I don’t know. But the bigger issue at hand here is the philosophical implications of what this girl did. She is in full control of her self-esteem, so much so that she’s essentially foisting an image of herself onto other people, and then advertising it to boot. I, for example, don’t know anything about her, except that she prefers being called Hot Mama, and that she has enough self-assurance to ask for what she wants. 

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