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Starbucks is closed! What will I do????

Old 02-26-08, 09:14 PM
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Starbucks is closed! What will I do????



Every Starbucks will be closed for 3 hours tonight to train their employees.
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Old 02-26-08, 09:18 PM
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Old 02-26-08, 09:33 PM
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Starbucks is closed! What will I do????
Drink some good coffee for once?
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Pay the bean farmers the money that Starbucks takes away from them.
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Old 02-26-08, 10:30 PM
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"Our house, in the middle of our street"

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any coffee besides Starbucks
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Old 02-26-08, 10:35 PM
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sounds like the sinister phase II is finally underway.
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Old 02-27-08, 12:13 AM
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Yeah I went to a store near a closed Starbucks and they were in there sitting in a circle of chairs clearly doing a meeting. But did that stop a couple of stupid young girls jaw jackin' on their cellphones from rattling the door to get in as if they were going to open just for them?

The employees inside just ignored them as if they weren't there.
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Old 02-27-08, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Yeah I went to a store near a closed Starbucks and they were in there sitting in a circle of chairs clearly doing a meeting. But did that stop a couple of stupid young girls jaw jackin' on their cellphones from rattling the door to get in as if they were going to open just for them?

The employees inside just ignored them as if they weren't there.
Were they hot and did they try to steal Girl Scout cookies?
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Old 02-27-08, 01:36 AM
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I work there and just got home from this bullshit. I hate the place anyway, but this whole thing is just a huge publicity stunt to try to trick people into thinking that we have somehow enhanced our products and are worth paying for. The build up and buzz about it was huge and at every corner management took the opportunity to really emphasize how this was to benefit the customer by reteaching all baristas how to make a drink. The reality was that they changed 2 rules, which we all knew about a month ago and was an easily communicated ordeal, and had us basically "promise" to be excited about Starbucks and customers and making shitty drinks. I've worked there close to 5 years and it was just a huge slap in the face. It's just fast food, I don't know what they want.
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Old 02-27-08, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dieinafire
Drink some good coffee for once?
Agreed - I hope Dunkin Donuts made a killing over this.

BTW - Their dark roast is PHENOMENAL!
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Old 02-27-08, 06:56 AM
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Agreed - I hope Dunkin Donuts made a killing over this.

BTW - Their dark roast is PHENOMENAL!
While I am not defending Starbucks, my wife and I tried the swill from Dunkin Donuts last year and all I can say is
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Old 02-27-08, 07:31 AM
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i finally worked up the courage to go to McDonald's after a few years. tried the premium roast, and not too bad. not as good as starbucks, but not as horrible as the last time i had coffee there

new bagel shop opened up in Manhattan. awesome bagels and the coffee is OK too. but you have to pay $3.20 for a bagel with cream cheese
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Old 02-27-08, 08:01 AM
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Toddy. Drink it, live it, be it.

Back OT, thanks for the info Ergyu. I figured as much. It's nice that Otter has such a diverse community that we almost always have someone on the "inside".
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Old 02-27-08, 08:41 AM
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new bagel shop opened up in Manhattan. awesome bagels and the coffee is OK too. but you have to pay $3.20 for a bagel with cream cheese
Uh, that's ridiculous.
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Old 02-27-08, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
While I am not defending Starbucks, my wife and I tried the swill from Dunkin Donuts last year and all I can say is
or go into a sugar induced coma - waahaahoohoo
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Old 02-27-08, 10:25 AM
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I wish they would stay closed.

There was a really cool independent coffee shop here near my work that roasted and brewed their own coffee - not only did they have really good coffee, but they were a strong part of the community for about 15 years that sorta brought a lot of people together, and the owner and his employees were the coolest. But in comes Starbucks and offers to not only lease this coffee shop's space, but the vacant space next to it. The property management, needing the extra lease, doesn't renew the old coffee shop's lease, which can't afford to relocate, closes down, and in comes fucking Starbucks, which makes it the 7th Starbucks within driving distance from my work. Motherfuckers!
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Uh, that's ridiculous.
As is a $5 cup of coffee.

(But damn are those pumpkin spice lattes worth it.)
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Uh, that's ridiculous.
the bagels are made fresh on the premises everyday, they are huge, and there is like a week's worth of cream cheese on every single one. and it's one of the few places where they boil the bagels making them very soft
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Old 02-27-08, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DJLinus
As is a $5 cup of coffee.

(But damn are those pumpkin spice lattes worth it.)
Does not compute.

Starbucks: $5 dessert "coffee" drinks for people who absolutely hate the taste of coffee.

Sorry, hate to be Mr. Annoying anti-Starbucks guy, but there it is.
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Old 02-27-08, 10:57 AM
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Starbucks: $5 dessert "coffee" drinks for people who absolutely hate the taste of coffee.


Sugar and milk (or cream) is the only thing that should be put in coffee (and that's optional).

I hate racist coffee drinkers.
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Old 02-27-08, 11:38 AM
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Go buy some Bose products to compensate for not being able to buy Starbucks. It will give you the same sense of self worth and the idea that you are better at distinguishng quality from the rest of the world.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Does not compute.

Starbucks: $5 dessert "coffee" drinks for people who absolutely hate the taste of coffee.

Sorry, hate to be Mr. Annoying anti-Starbucks guy, but there it is.
or as my friend calls it, coffee flavoured milk.
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