A Starbucks barista decides to hang it up -- literally!
I spotted this apron hanging on an apartment building's drain pipe across the street from the Starbucks on Main St. (at Chicago Ave.) in Evanston. (Click on the image for a larger view.) Did a barista quit and decide to get rid of his/her apron this way? The next day -- the apron was gone by then, by the way -- I mentioned my discovery to baristas at the nearby Starbucks and they said they knew nothing about it. This abandoned apron prompted me to check eBay to see what SBUX aprons are going for; the "buy it now" price from one seller is $19.99. The "ultra rare" Coffee Ambassador Apron is -- hold on to your hat! -- $1,999.