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Old 06-29-2005, 08:08 PM   #81
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We have an awesome, locally-owned coffeehouse one block from where I work. Who needs Starbucks?
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Old 06-29-2005, 08:14 PM   #82
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No I meant that as long as you support a multinational corporation that wants to spread its shops all over the world, at the expense of the local producers and ensuring all profits go to the US, then wearing a One bracelet means fuck all.
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Ah, gotcha. No comment on that, other than, like I said, I don't love everything about the company. Make of that what you will.
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^ ...I don't know about that (BEG's comment)
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Old 06-29-2005, 08:36 PM   #85
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No I meant that as long as you support a multinational corporation that wants to spread its shops all over the world, at the expense of the local producers and ensuring all profits go to the US, then wearing a One bracelet means fuck all.
Good thing I don't wear a One bracelet, eh?


Actually, I rarely buy food or drinks out at all, and I don't think I've ever had Starbucks anything. It's just not my thing.
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hey corianderstem

I really dont see the correlation between wearing a one bracelet and buying coffee at starbucks.
If youre supporting something you really care about then live your life in the way that makes you happy. If that means not buying something from a certain company because you feel convicted to do so then great.
I have more beef with the people that wear bracelet just because it seems the cool thing to do.
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Hola, partner!

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Old 06-29-2005, 09:24 PM   #89
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Im always afraid of using that term around people that dont know much about the company
I dont want them to think Im some big wig in the company or something
Im just a lowly barista
But Ive bossed around the regional manager and he actually listened
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Lowly, schmoly. You've got a tough job!

I know what you mean though - I'm an admin, so I feel kind of lowly among the non-retail folks.
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administration scum!
I love my manager
She gets mad at corporate and tells me shes going to tell them to kiss her ass
Ive yet to see her do it
And she mutters the F word under her breath all the time
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:25 PM   #92
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OMG!!!!!!
Ive just remembered something
you did NOT meet bono at the starbucks building did you?
tell me Im wrong
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OMG!!!!!!
Ive just remembered something
you did NOT meet bono at the starbucks building did you?
tell me Im wrong
Someone on Interference did....
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Yep, that was me. It was awesome.
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Im so jealous! But at the same time that was way too cool. Im happy for you that you got to meet bono because of work.
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I know, right? So wild. We were hoping he might make another appearance around the building when they were in town at the end of April, but nope.

I did hear the tour manager was here, though, and got a tour of the building.

One of Howard's assistants, who got to go with Howard to the show (AND BACKSTAGE, that rat bastard) is under strict instruction to inform myself and another girl if Bono is coming back to meet with Howard at any time.

Anyway ... back to general Starbucks talk.

The ubiquity bothers me, for several reasons, but at least it gives me job security.

Seriously, though, I'm glad to be working in HR, because it's great to be working directly for the other employees, and doing the programs to help them.
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Yep, that was me. It was awesome.

WOW...you are so lucky!!!! Was he looking hot as always
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In person? Yes. In the picture? He looks ... funny.

Here's a link to the thread where I told the whole nine yards:

http://forum.interference.com/showth...=corianderstem
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The point is, Starbucks is all well and good until you think it's a cool place to be seen. Sitting on your lappy after you've finished your coffee long ago isn't "cool", it's sad. Just get your drink and go.
The concept of 'coffee to go' is very much an American one. If you go overseas (particularly Italy, France or Austria), you will see that staying around sipping a cup of coffee, just chatting or, as you say, 'seeing and being seen' is very much the norm. For instance, Schultz' book talks about getting his coffee concept from the bars in Milan, Italy where, as you may imagine, being seen is very much part of the culture.

I frankly like it. It forces Americans to slow down a bit instead of always being in a rush for 'I don't know what' and I very much credit Starbucks with creating this trend.

And I also believe that if you want to impress someone or pick up girls / guys you can do better than Starbucks.
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U2@NYC, that's exactly it. Starbucks was intended to not only introduce the "art of espresso" to America, but also to create what's referred to as a "third place": a place outside of work/school or the home for people to meet and hang out.

Unfortunately, there aren't enough comfy chairs in my neighborhood Starbucks, so I sometimes go to the independent coffee place instead ... tell no one!

They have awesome bagels there, and it's a closer walk from my apartment. I'm not a big coffee drinker, so I can't comment on the quality of Starbucks coffee vs. other coffee, but I do know it's a darker roast, and a lot of people don't care for it - it tastes burnt to them.

Me? Just give me my iced caramel latte, and no one gets hurt.
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