I cannot help the fact that I have an innate distaste for the Kum & Go gas station chains. It is the name. Ew. No, it does not work for me. They were strewn all over Nebraska and I hated them then, but now we have not one, but two of them in Brighton, flanking the east and west sides of the city. Every time I go anywhere, there they are: two Kum & Go stores. I pass them leaving the house, I pass them coming home.
But they also have the best gas deals near my house and if I run out of my morning blend, they are the closest place to get a really good cup of coffee fast – a really good, BIG cup of coffee.
Uh-huh. The ones in Brighton look exactly just like this…only with a city and neighborhoods around them. Why can’t they just have a better name? Like Refresh and Refuel?
This morning Dave “surprised” me with the Kum & Go version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte, my drink of cold-weather choice from Starbucks every year over which I mourn longingly when it is gone for the season. Ok, thank-you, honey…yeah right. But guess what? It is pretty stinking delicious. I had my own whipped cream and for half the price and double the volume? Oh my. I do feel somewhat like a cheater, but Starbucks-darling, watch out for the Kum & Go. Now when they add nice comfy chairs and wi-fi….
NOTE TO SELF: Check out the Kum & Go career possibilities and see if I can be vice-president of re-naming the chain. How about Come Here & then Leave ?