Sunday, July 20, 2008

'Save Our Starbucks'?

Amusing news for those with memories:
Now that Starbucks Corp. has disclosed the 600 locations it wants to shutter, a phenomenon is taking hold: the Save Our Starbucks campaign.
In towns as small as Bloomfield, N.M., and metropolises as large as New York, customers and city officials are starting to write letters, place phone calls, circulate petitions and otherwise plead with the coffee giant to change its mind.
Am I the only one who remembers when anarchists in Seattle targeted Starbucks? Or how about those ridiculous efforts to unionize barristas at Starbucks?

Oh, yeah, Starbucks was a soulless, greedy, corporate exploiter, profiteering off its customers and employees -- and then the profits stopped, and suddenly it's "Save Our Starbucks"! Next thing you know, they'll be protesting the closure of Wal-Mart stores.

I'm also old enough to remember the United Auto Workers going on strike against that greedy profiteering megacorporation General Motors -- something you don't hear so much, now that GM's on the verge of bankruptcy.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know where that list might be found? I want to see if any of the local Starbucks are being closed.

    I want to go down and do a happy dance in fromt of them.

    Starbucks = reprocessed liquid waste. Reprocessed through a horse.