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deb The three made their way to the small town's 'Starbucks', a place called 'Willie's Cafe'. It was really a truckstop in disguise. They sat at their favorite booth in the corner and sucked on their coffee while waiting for their pancakes, muffin, or coffeecake to be delivered to their ravenous mouths.
The three made an interesting trio. Had anyone seen them who didn't know them, they would have been mistaken for a few college kids from the art school in the next town.
Abbie had an interesting taste in clothing, to say the least. She sat in her favorite tattered bluejeans and a black and yellow t-shirt proclaiming, "have a day" beneath a happy face logo with a straight line for a mouth. It seems normal enough, but her jeans had been used at a scratch piece of paper to scribble poetry and doodle homemade cartoon characters or whatever she felt like drawing or writing on them. And she had cut the sides of the once relaxed-fit jeans and sewed a couple triangular pieces of bright psychedelic material in to make them wide-legs. So there she was in her favorite jeans, her hair was down and tangled, the front strands tied in themselves, creating a self-made headband. Her shoes were Birkenstocks held together only by duck tape.
Michelle sat in her tight black leather pants and a little spaghetti-strap black top. Over her top she wore a teensy little long-sleeve black button-down the front spiderweb blouse (if you can call it that). The over-shirt was buttoned only once just below her chest and it was accentuated by flowing bell wrists. She sported her black pointy-toed, heeled, lace-up boots and her conglomeration of silver jewelry, down to the Celtic cross on a black satin thread. Her nose-ring was a tiny diamond, her earrings in her first holes were large uncut crystals; her second holes were filled with tiny color-changing spheres; her cartilage piercing in her left ear was a tiny hoop and ball as well ass her middle-ear hole. Michelle's already pale face clashed with her perfect raven hair, blood-red lipstick, and thick black eyeliner. The deep purple bags under her eyes didn't add anything to her look. Nothing good anyway.
Jeremy wore his hat (of course) over his almost shoulder-length light brow hair. No natural curl. He wore two multi-colored bead necklaces and his faded green save the planet t-shirt together with his faded-to-khaki cords. His beat up leather sandals peeked from beneath the frayed cuffs of his favorite pants, revealing his hairy toes.
The three of hem sitting together was quite a sight. The new waitress almost looked frightened of them, but they were all so kind to her, she took a liking to the odd trio. She came back and refilled their coffee regularly and made sure they had enough to eat. When they left, she almost seemed reluctant to let them go. Nevertheless, the three strange teens left a large tip on the table, then piled into Jeremy's Bronco. They left in a hurry, the Cranberries blaring from the speakers.
"Such nice kids," The middle-aged waitress, Cindy, commented as she watched them drive away while wiping he hands on a dishrag.
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pickle27 fuck starbucks and their damned "coffee", if you can really call it that. 991220
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ready2run SO tasty, aromatic, rich
searing tongue, arousing roast
spend two and rejoice
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amy ultimately, drink whatever. i mostly drink whatever. but please do note the choice, when you have it, between coffee picked by tired, arguably miserable, pesticide stained hands and so-called "organic" coffee. organic coffee growers don't use pesticide, and since they have enough heart to do that, then maybe they have enough heart to treat their workers better. (assuming it's not a scam) even if the organic label is questionable, it is certainly a step in a right, significant direction. coffee is one of America's largest imports. 991221
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valis i never knew dirk benedict was such a coffee freak. 991221
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andrea my roommate vicky and i stopped in one in westport, kansas city, to get directions to the nearest tattoo parlor from a hauntingly beautiful woman with inkings of fish on her arms 991222
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marjorie i was sitting behind a girl i call "lizard" in english class one day. she offered me a starbucks mint. it exploded in my mouth. like blue and white and silver and made the world brighter. and it was small. so small. i sat up a straight in my chair. it is easier to do when you are minty. 000221
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alicia someday marjorie is going to take me to starbucks and we are going to draw piktures of all the people there. in ink and pencil. i can't draw. but sometimes thats okay. 000318
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marjorie and when we have done that, we'll use charcoal. and we'll read books together, and play with eachother's hair and be free. and my triple raspberry lattes will make me sleepy, and i'll curl up on the couch and hope nobody takes pictures... 000520
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MollyGoLightly Where my father and stepmother go. And when I visit, they take me. Never did trust that place. 000520
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MollyCule can you believe that I have never been in one? And never had anything from there? 000521
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gregg after the music wound down on a spiral to a swirling stop and the lights came on, i was saddened. i walked out into the sunrising day, still tripping and x-ing. "regular people" were pointing and laughing as i had black lipstick on my lips and also smeared around my eyes. i was slightly dis-oriented so i made my way to the area of town that i was familiar with...there was a starbucks shared with a B&N bookstore, i went in and was annoyed at the looks i got from the two male employees. i ordered what i always ordered (tall mint cappucino) and was barely paying attention, but i noticed something was amiss...one of the workers brought that container that you steam the milk in from the back and didn't steam it, but poured it in my drink, i was dazed as i was on drugs still, and i calmly waited for them to finish, he hinted that he wanted me to leave the store, by asking if i wanted my drink "to go" as he shook his head vigorously in the yes direction, i said that i wanted to drink it here and i asked if that was ok in a rather sarcastic manner. I was thoroughly upset at the way i had been treated by everyone i had encountered that morning, so after getting my drink i walked out of the store (being called a fruitcake [lol] by one of the other customers) the whole scene played back in my mind and i realized that what i had in my hand was a starbucks cup full of piss. i was two steps out of the door and i turned the cup over and watched the liquid splash on the ground. sure enough, it was not the color of a tall mint cappucino, but the color of piss. thank god for psychic powers...

(and, because of this, starbucks has won my loyal support as a non-customer)
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deb the one day i'm not working there
i really really just want
a caramel mocha...

caramel and chocolate in the bottom,
espresso,
steamed milk, no foam,
whipped cream,
caramel and chocolate on top...

yummy.... try it, i promise it's good...
order a mocha, add caramel flavoring.. :)
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d there are about 8 Starbuck's (tm) in the vicinity of 2-3 square blocks in downtown Manhattan. 001022
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guitar_freak MOCHA LATTE!!!
Everyday a mocha latte.
God they are good
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Barrett BattleStar Gallactica! 001102
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beccers mocha latte...
almost a contradiction in terms..
now, do you mean
a latte with chocolate,
or a mocha (chocolate, espresso, milk, whipping cream, and chocolate drizzle)
?

mocha latte my ass!
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cyb Iced Thai Mocha (with whipped cream please) 010129
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d
some friends went to complain about the
inauguration in D.C last weekend.
they saw a man with a silver metal backpack with a huge Starbuck's logo
on it - selling coffee to people out on the streets.
they all laughed thinking that it was a joke, but it wasn't.
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kendera my uni sells starbucks coffee.
everywhere.
they sell it in starbucks coffee tanks.
it's really bad.
really.
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Mushroomman Is it possible to get a cup of coffee flavored coffee in this country today?

they got every kinda flavor except COFFEE Flavored coffee.

you got
mochachino
frapachino
Al Pacino

what the fuck?

actually, my freind, makes this one drink... i won't say what it is....

And it's so damn good!
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unhinged my college sells only starbucks coffee and tea. none of their specialty crap. the only thing i like is the tazo chai tea bags. but when i went to milwaukee, they actually had really starbucks cafes, one on downer, one on farwell, i'm sure they had them a few other places. my friends there from long island and houston got me hooked on the damn place. it really was the tazoberries. everything else i've had so much better somewhere else. but that raspberry slushie type thing with the slightest hint of tea was really unique. haven't had one since seeing how northeast ohio does not seem to be the place for starbucks. 010815
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Adam in not liking corperations mode Ahhh... the devil incarnate... SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS! DOWN WITH THE CORPERATIONS THAT ARE RUINING THE HOMETOWN LOCAL BUISNESSES THAT HAVE SUPPORTED US FOR AS LONG AS WE CAN REMEMBER! DOWN WITH THE SATAN-SPAWN!!! STAY OUT OF THAT "TRENDY" GATEWAY TO EVIL! 011128
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Sonya Satan incarnate in the form of clean cut cafes run by neatly dressed 20-somethings who think they actually matter in this corporate dictatorship. Never been in one and plan to keep it that way. We've got a choice in front of us when we walk down the street and want a cup of coffee. To be stupidly trendy or not to be...

It's a wake up call to see that some people who claim to be nonconformists would step into one without hesitation and order themselves an oh-so-chic latte. Fake people drink fake coffee in fake "restaurants" in this oh-so-fake world. "Would you like a refill?"

foggy_glass
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tina i enjoy the hot apple cider.

why associate it with corporate bullshit? i used to waste my energy like that, but it's just more labeling. get over it and get beyond it.
and enoy your 4 dollar latte.
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ClairE Don't like the smell. It gives me a headache.

Josh's dad wants him to get a job at Starbucks, but he doesn't like the smell either.

I bet he wouldn't have been friends with me if we had been in the same class.
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Anon i went there once. ordered a large mocha. plus caramel, plus two extra espresso shots, and ended up paying five dollar something. it's an expensive treat, but the mocha was ok. the one they have at cup a joe is too sweet 020718
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princess vente mocha frapachino with power! 020718
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princess it does! it smells like sour milk 020718
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Human Behavior I would have to agree with Adam. In many ways Starbucks is worse than most corporations because it has sucked in patrons who should really know better. Its mediocre coffee at wildly inflated prices, fed by the power of marketing and the whims of trend. Shun Starbucks and patronize local coffeeshops. 020718
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Eowithien It would be nice to work there, or at least have a job... I could use the money, I'm planning to go to Europe with some friends in the future. Anyway, I want to work at Starbucks because they have good drinks and the drink holders are pretty. It makes you feel all artsy and special just to buy something there... Even if its just an after-coffee mint. 030307
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Eowithien I take back the artsy thing. I mean...grown up. Sophisticated perhaps? Even college-like... 030314
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Eowithien They have freaking internet outlets there! How sad... how pathetically, awfully sad. 030318
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minnesota_chris I heard that Starbucks went to my then-favorite coffee house mini-chain (2 stores) and told them: sell your stores to us, or we'll move in next to you and put you out of business. They refused, and sure enough, now there's a Starbucks within rock-throwing distance of both places. Fucking starbucks. 030318
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this is me now i know a guy who has admittingly spent over $40,000.00 "crusading" against starbucks. i kid you not. we actually went on a date. he took me back to his place to show me video clips of TV news shows he's been on. Good Morning America is just one, and they actually make him look kinda stupid but apparently he doesnt notice. eh, worst date EVA! 030318
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magenta dating is hell. starbucks is worse. put the two together and i'm falling deeper, staring into the remains of a coffee cup, pulling sugar packets of awkward smiles out of the air to pour over your head like snow.

((i miss the way we fit together i miss the way we taste i miss belonging to something greater than this.))
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celestias shadow have you ever noticed that the employees at starbucks always seem to be these beautiful people? no matter where you are, you can count on starbucks to have the pretty preppies. i wonder if it's a requirement on the job description: "ugly and/or average persons need not apply" 030902
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closet ballerina Starbucks = corporate irresponsibility 030902
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when darkness falls starbucks can go to hell... they always trat me weird... it's sad they're the only "coffe shop" open after 10. actually, they ARE the only coffee shop in the area that i live. so when i get my cravings of caffeine, i go there. twice a day, almost, and they always treat me weird, even tho i've been going there for almost two years now... i'm gonna open my own coffee shop right across the street and guess what i'm going to name it? 031007
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Nukemall The trick is to sneak in as a well dressed up yuppie wannabee, then leave grease stains all over their happy little marketing scams. Exit with a big shit eating grin on your face. 031010
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jane the place is four to five times larger than a normal starbucks (now an official unit of measurement)

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Habitual Perceiver #314 starbucks = my second home ... is especially good when served with friends and a symbiotic relationship with borders book shop 031216
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falling_alone they've sucked me in with their caramel fraps and sumatra coffee... 031216
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falling_alone they've sucked me in with their caramel fraps and sumatra coffee... 031216
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Mandijabster good job pasting it twice! *i like to point out these types of things* anyways..long live starbucks frapaccinos and apple fritters :D 031217
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misstree long live independent coffee houses that grew out of someone's dream and have a soul of their own.

i like going into a coffee house and being able to taste something other than a logo. from what i've seen, also, they have less of a tendency to use pre-mixed powders and actually force their employees to be proper baristas, and about half actually having a chance at making me a drinkable chai.
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neesh i hate tea and coffee, never drink either, but find myself inexorably drawn to this place. as HP314 mentioned, it might be something to do with its being in borders, one of my favourite places in london for whiling away the hours. it might also be to do with the sofas, which once you sink into you just can't escape. i also like that you can't smoke in them, and i like the "innocent" fruit juices; now there's a business venture with a soul. 031217
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when darkness falls unfortunately, that's what they want you to believe, neesh my friend, and hp314, you are their next victim. as misstree pointed out, starbucks has no soul of its own. maybe the first one is seattle had a soul back in the dayz, but then as this company spread everywhere driving the mom and pop coffeehouses out of business one by one, it lost its soul... that's why i hate it so much. but i don't hate the people that work there or their coffee, even though it's not that good. i hate the evil corporation that stands behind all that. 040308
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laced i think it's funny that so many people would get on blather to complain about the evils of starbucks. Also that most of those who don't like it say they've never been in one. It's become trendy for them to not be trendy. Hey, I have an idea, let's all try being non-conformist so we can all decide what nonconformity should look like. What a joke. 040705
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mysterious Is heaven, when you need to wake up from having early morning band, and you need that little jolt to keep you awake for you next class. but school's out now, so now going to starbucks is just for the taste! 040705
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notme i haven't seen one in seven years. yay! 040705
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daxle only one person said they had not been to one. most people stated valid reasons why they dislike starbucks. i doubt that any of us came on blather just to talk about starbucks. it's just one of many topics we address.
You're even worse than the people you're attacking.
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pete Starbucks... I prefer Roosters, but Roosters isn't always open when I'm at school, so Starbucks it is. 040705
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Borealis dirty americans.

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looks like second cup is getting to me.
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pete i asked for a large fair trade at second cup once. first the lady looked at me blankly, then she lectured me on how all second cup coffee gives 10% to the workers who farm the coffee (and, thus, did not participate in fair trade and the such), then ordered me a jumbo continental 040706
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Borealis I would have looked at you blankly...
and would still be doing so.
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minnesota_chris if only they could create a virus that would wipe out cancerous franchises. 040821
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cpgurrl sucks...peets is lots better, or so nicole says...but she works there, so shes biased 040821
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jordie It's just a coffeeshop. Shouldn't we be worried about like genocide in Sudan or something? 060517
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emmi i remember the chiang mai nightmarket. taking a break from bargaining for little knick_knacks, travelling clothes (to replace faded tattered ones that had been dutifully washed by hand for the past 5 months) and jewellery that might still fit into the backpack. how surreal it was to walk into a starbucks. a true consumer culture shock. the air conditioning was nice though, and i did appreciate that the coffee wasn't automatically sweetened with 6 spoons of sugar. 060518
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Soma I applied for a job at Starbucks.
I hate coffee...
But they are building three more in town, and I needed a job.
I felt so guilty when I lied on the "what do you like about coffee?" question on the application.
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lunatic jesus Leaving soon from a location near you! 080723
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hsg they're closing 600. they have what like tens of thousands or something? 080724
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Strideo The other day I heard someone who was being very snotty about the store closing and they were like "Ha ha! Starbuck's is closing a bunch of stores! Ah ha ha!". I just thought about how this wouldn't be funny if your job was in jeopardy because of this.

Also, I'm not a big Starbuck's fanatic or anything but it does get on my nerves when I hear haters criticizing Starbucks based on things that are extremely exaggerated or simply not true. I do enjoy a good french press coffee at Starbuck's with a friend every once in a while. Even if I do have to tell them that, yes, you do serve french press coffee, it's on the menu over there, look! :-)
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lunatic jesus Hey, just taking the cheap shot while it's there.

I don't care about Starbuck's either way. Their coffee's alright, but ONLY alright, and way overpriced, but as long as that's working out for them and their customers, who am I to question?
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. people rip on starbucks, but how many of you work for companies that actually practice "profit sharing"? all companies should profit share. starbucks is not the enemy. granted, the much-too-friendly customer service thing is annoying. 080724
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