What 2000s Disney Channel Shows Would Be As Starbucks Holiday Drinks

What 2000s Disney Channel Shows Would Be As Starbucks Holiday Drinks

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Everyone loves Starbucks holiday drinks. We wait for the first sign of fall for our favorite pumpkin spice flavored drinks to come rolling in. The same warm feeling we get drinking a pumpkin spice latte can be considered equal to the feeling of excitement we get when a rerun of "Suite Life of Zack and Cody" or "That's So Raven" pops up on Disney Channel. Here are six of your favorite holiday Starbucks drinks as those beloved 2000s Disney Channel TV hits!

1. Pumpkin spice latte as "Kim Possible"

The OG of lattes, you can't deny a pumpkin spiced latte even when you hate pumpkin. "Kim Possible" is undeniably one of the best Disney shows, still, in 2017 we dress up as the icon for Halloween and sing her theme song. Kim Possible is a character you can't forget or would even try to. "Doesn't matter where, doesn't matter when I will be there to the very end" just like the theme song says pumpkin spice lattes will always be there to pick you up during those fall days.

2. Eggnog latte as "Hannah Montana"

Everyone loved Hannah Montana although she showcased lying to your friends all while being a huge pop star was possible. I still don't understand how no one made the connection it was just a wig? Anyways...without a doubt, it was still one of the best shows of its times but just like Miley Stewarts' deceiving closet, she is an eggnog latte...people will say it's amazing, but we all know eggnog is disgusting. It's only better when its altered with liquor (BAM WIG CONNECTION).

3. Salted caramel mocha as "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"

Zack and Cody although were sweethearts most of the time these boys knew how to get into some trouble. All making us feel bad for their poor mother....Like a salted caramel mocha the boys were a perfect mix of salty and sweet. There was nothing better than the comedic relief we got from Mr. Mosby and his constant worry about the hotel lobby, but like this latte, Zack's plots are a classic.

4. Gingerbread latte as "That's So Raven"

Just like Raven in "That's So Raven", this unique drink reminds us of the good times we spend with our families during the holiday season. Cory and Raven had the best television sibling rivalry written to date. Although views weren't so strong once Cory got his own show on Disney, "That's so Raven" is undeniably one of the most memorable shows Disney has ever produced. It was the only "live action" show on the channel that featured lead African American characters and it often pushed the limits showcasing strong feminist views and even challenging political topics. Hand downs "That's So Raven" is one of the best Disney channel show to date just as sweet and spicy as a gingerbread latte.

5. Caramel brulee latte as "Life with Derek"

A Disney channel classic that is often forgotten, but by far one of the better shows during the time. Showcasing an almost Brady bunch dynamic showcasing a family mixed by the kids' parents marrying each other, the sibling rivalry was strong in this show. Showcasing some of the sweetest moments between two early teens learning to be siblings and always being there to back each other up when needed. The carmel brulee latte is all tied together with the delicious brulee syrup that is to die for, just like Casey and Derek's relationship it adds the needed spice to create a dynamic pairing.

6. Peppermint Mocha as "Lizzie McGuire"

Now, this may just be my bias opinion pairing my favorite holiday drink with my favorite Disney channel show of the time, "Lizzie McGuire", but it's also the perfect pairing. The addition of peppermint is just like Lizzie's cartoon alter ego, adding her sarcastic comments to everyday happenings was the perfect addition to the already comical tv show. Mixing the real struggles of middle school life with the sarcastic commentary brought the best addition to your after school tv binge. Watching Lizzie McQuire was the best ending to a long day in elementary school just like peppermint mochas are to the long year.

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​An Open Letter To The People Who Don’t Tip Their Servers

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Dear Person Who Has No Idea How Much The 0 In The “Tip:" Line Matters,

I want to by asking you a simple question: Why?

Is it because you can't afford it? Is it because you are blind to the fact that the tip you leave is how the waiter/waitress serving you is making their living? Is it because you're just lazy and you “don't feel like it"?

Is it because you think that, while taking care of not only your table but at least three to five others, they took too long bringing you that side of ranch dressing? Or is it just because you're unaware that as a server these people make $2.85 an hour plus TIPS?

The average waiter/waitress is only supposed to be paid $2.13 an hour plus tips according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

That then leaves the waiter/waitress with a paycheck with the numbers **$0.00** and the words “Not a real paycheck." stamped on it. Therefore these men and women completely rely on the tips they make during the week to pay their bills.

So, with that being said, I have a few words for those of you who are ignorant enough to leave without leaving a few dollars in the “tip:" line.

Imagine if you go to work, the night starts off slow, then almost like a bomb went off the entire workplace is chaotic and you can't seem to find a minute to stop and breathe, let alone think about what to do next.

Imagine that you are helping a total of six different groups of people at one time, with each group containing two to 10 people.

Imagine that you are working your ass off to make sure that these customers have the best experience possible. Then you cash them out, you hand them a pen and a receipt, say “Thank you so much! It was a pleasure serving you, have a great day!"

Imagine you walk away to attempt to start one of the 17 other things you need to complete, watch as the group you just thanked leaves, and maybe even wave goodbye.

Imagine you are cleaning up the mess that they have so kindly left behind, you look down at the receipt and realize there's a sad face on the tip line of a $24.83 bill.

Imagine how devastated you feel knowing that you helped these people as much as you could just to have them throw water on the fire you need to complete the night.

Now, realize that whenever you decide not to tip your waitress, this is nine out of 10 times what they go through. I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to realize that this is someone's profession — whether they are a college student, a single mother working their second job of the day, a new dad who needs to pay off the loan he needed to take out to get a safer car for his child, your friend, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, you.

If you cannot afford to tip, do not come out to eat. If you cannot afford the three alcoholic drinks you gulped down, plus your food and a tip do not come out to eat.

If you cannot afford the $10 wings that become half-off on Tuesdays plus that water you asked for, do not come out to eat.

If you cannot see that the person in front of you is working their best to accommodate you, while trying to do the same for the other five tables around you, do not come out to eat. If you cannot realize that the man or woman in front of you is a real person, with their own personal lives and problems and that maybe these problems have led them to be the reason they are standing in front of you, then do not come out to eat.

As a server myself, it kills me to see the people around me being deprived of the money that they were supposed to earn. It kills me to see the three dollars you left on a $40 bill. It kills me that you cannot stand to put yourself in our shoes — as if you're better than us. I wonder if you realize that you single-handedly ruined part of our nights.

I wonder if maybe one day you will be in our shoes, and I hope to God no one treats you how you have treated us. But if they do, then maybe you'll realize how we felt when you left no tip after we gave you our time.

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I Wasn't Always Lactose Intolerant, But Now That I Am, I Can Confirm — It Sucks

I see all of my friends eating ice cream and drinking bubble until their heart's content, but I can't say the same thing about myself.

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The thing is that I wasn't always lactose intolerant. In fact, before college, I was able to eat as much ice cream and mac and cheese as I wanted, and I was able to drink a glass of milk and have milk with cereal. But ever since coming to college, for some reason, my body decided that it was time to start rejecting dairy, and it picked the wrong time to do so.

Last semester, I went to get breakfast, and I decided to get a bowl of Fruit Loops, and I poured some milk into it. While I was eating, there was no problem, and I went about everything as I normally would, but it was when I went back to my dorm that my stomach started feeling...not so right. My stomach was hurting and I felt bloated. I was hoping that it was only because the cereal may have been old or the utensils that I was using may not have been cleaned well enough, so I stayed optimistic (for too long, in all honesty).

The following weeks, I had cereal a few more times, and I also ate some ice cream and mac and cheese, and every time, the same thing happened, and I had to convince myself that deep down, I knew what this meant. I sort of panicked because it was all so sudden. I was perfectly able to tolerate dairy right before college started, but now, I can't even handle a cup of ice cream.

I have to constantly monitor how much dairy I consume because if I consume more than my maximum amount, it's not going to end up well. Sometimes, I see my friends' iced milk tea whenever we're on the train, and I envy them because I try to avoid anything with dairy when I'm taking any sort of transportation. I think the worst part is that every time I pass by the Chatime truck, I have to fight the temptation of getting a cup of boba, especially during this time of year on the warmer days. I always walk by the crowd huddled around the cart, wishing I was them. It sounds kind of sad because it is.

Now, I may be lactose intolerant, but that doesn't mean that I don't consume dairy at all. There are days when I get out of chemistry lab, needing to treat myself to something for standing and stressing out for three hours straight, so I order myself a large Jasmine green milk tea, completely ignoring the consequences of my actions. There are even nights after dinner where I'll get two or three cups of ice cream, and I'm not going to lie, I regret it afterward half of the time.

My body may not thank me, but quite frankly, I can't go forever without eating dairy because...do I even have to say it?

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