My daughter is sort of 9, and I found not too long ago that she’s reached the age at which the fitting drink issues. The drink to set you up for a day. The drink to be seen with.
I realised this as a result of some time again we had been at a espresso store getting an elaborate frappucino for her, and three of her faculty buddies got here by within the time we sat there, all of them getting their very own elaborate frappucinos. The youngsters nodded to one another – to see and be seen! A month later the drink has modified – it is now bubble tea – however the set-up is identical. It is essential to have the fitting drink.
And weirdly I bear in mind all this a bit. I bear in mind the interval at which a drink switched from being, properly, a drink, to being one thing extra – a significant piece of id.