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  • Whiskers
    flying cat
    • Nov 2003
    • 1950

    One for the little person

    I struck a blow for The Small Person everywhere today. I went to Starbucks, with a free coupon, and ordered a Venti Triple White Chocolate Mocha that came to a total of $4.92US. They nulled it, and I had to use both hands to carry it. TAKE THAT CORPORATE AMERICA! HA! :flip:



    :thanks:

    S/F/O
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords
  • xidrep
    Champion of the Balance
    • Nov 2004
    • 1783

    #2
    And spent the night in cardiac resusc? :P

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    • Grey Mouser
      Champion of the Balance
      • Dec 2003
      • 1433

      #3
      You didn't eat it all yourself did you Berry? :)

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      • Poetgrrl
        Defender of the Runestaff
        • Aug 2004
        • 357

        #4
        his hands are probably shaking still too much to reply...

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        • Azariel
          Eternal Companion
          • Sep 2005
          • 787

          #5
          I have an image of Kramer after having all those free cups of coffee after he settled with the Corporation - Berry wired like Kramer, thats a sight for some wholesome fun! :lol:

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          • Whiskers
            flying cat
            • Nov 2003
            • 1950

            #6
            It was disgusting. I didn't drink the whole thing. Way too much sugar.

            That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

            These aren't the droids you're looking for.
            The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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            • lemec
              Eternal Champion
              • Jul 2005
              • 5317

              #7
              :lol: If you want a real sugar rush, eat a tiramisu while drinking a capuccino.

              "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
              - Michael Moorcock

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              • Doc
                Doc
                Eternal Champion
                • Jan 2004
                • 3630

                #8
                Your courage is admirable, Berry. Taking one for the team. With sugar :)

                I suspect that in your part of the world people are even more strident in the love/ hate relationships with Starbucks than they are elsewhere.

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                • Whiskers
                  flying cat
                  • Nov 2003
                  • 1950

                  #9
                  We actually have multiple choices here in Downtwon Seattle. In fact, the deli down the hall brews a supreme Torrefazione drip for a buck a cup.

                  Starbucks just bought out Torrefazione, closed their stores and soon will be roasting those beans to that formula. All I have to do is swing a cat by the tail and I'll hit the front door of another fine establishment a block away. :-D :cat: :cup:
                  The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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                  • Doc
                    Doc
                    Eternal Champion
                    • Jan 2004
                    • 3630

                    #10
                    Keep up the good fight. Starbucks opened up two (more) shops in downtown Austin, each a stones' throw from two locally treasured indies. Worse is the Seattle's Best (also Starbucks) right across from BookPeople, one of the most famous non-corporate bookstores in the country, and the world headquarters of Whole Foods, which monitors coffee growing practices and wages.

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                    • silverhand
                      Citizen of Tanelorn
                      • Feb 2004
                      • 282

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Berry Sizemore
                      We actually have multiple choices here in Downtwon Seattle. In fact, the deli down the hall brews a supreme Torrefazione drip for a buck a cup.

                      Starbucks just bought out Torrefazione, closed their stores and soon will be roasting those beans to that formula. All I have to do is swing a cat by the tail and I'll hit the front door of another fine establishment a block away. :-D :cat: :cup:
                      This is similar to a debate going on in the U.K. that all high streets are becoming the same. Dublin to Dubrovnik, Berlin to Barcelona it's all the same outlets. Where's the variety?

                      By the way Berry after eating that lot, can you technically be called small? :lol:
                      Arioch, aid me! Blood and souls for Arioch!

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                      • Whiskers
                        flying cat
                        • Nov 2003
                        • 1950

                        #12
                        It depends if you compare my size before I went in. :-)
                        The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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                        • DeepFixer
                          Eternal Champion
                          • Dec 2003
                          • 2249

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Azariel
                          I have an image of Kramer after having all those free cups of coffee after he settled with the Corporation - Berry wired like Kramer, thats a sight for some wholesome fun! :lol:
                          There's that Futurama episode where all Earthicans get a $100 dollar rebate, and Fry buys 100 cups of coffee.

                          After the 100th cup, Fry becomes faster than Time itself.
                          Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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                          • lemec
                            Eternal Champion
                            • Jul 2005
                            • 5317

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Doc
                            Keep up the good fight. Starbucks opened up two (more) shops in downtown Austin, each a stones' throw from two locally treasured indies. Worse is the Seattle's Best (also Starbucks) right across from BookPeople, one of the most famous non-corporate bookstores in the country, and the world headquarters of Whole Foods, which monitors coffee growing practices and wages.
                            They keep bulding new Starbucks everywhere in Las Vegas. They just replaced the old coffee shop in Sunset Station casino. First off the casino has several restaurants and a buffet that serve coffee,plus the fast food joints, I guess everyone has to have the Starbuck's brand. Secondly, I never saw anyone buy anything from the old coffee shop, except one time when there was a concert outside of the building. Then a few weeks ago, the new Starbucks opened up, it was about 6am or 7am and the place was packed solid. There was not even enough room to everyone to stand in the door. It's crazy how some people just have to have a name brand, they can't try anything that stands alone or is unique. They even sell Starbucks iced-coffee in the grocery stores which are rather expensive. To each his own,I guess. I don't care what they do,just an observation. It's like the corporations train people in what is good, what is cool and what to do with their lives. ;)

                            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                            - Michael Moorcock

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                            • Azariel
                              Eternal Companion
                              • Sep 2005
                              • 787

                              #15
                              Originally posted by DeepFixer
                              There's that Futurama episode where all Earthicans get a $100 dollar rebate, and Fry buys 100 cups of coffee.

                              After the 100th cup, Fry becomes faster than Time itself.
                              :lol: oh, yes, i remember that one - there was a counter to 100th cup through out the whole episode. That was the epi/ Zap Branigan massacre'd those spiders and auctioned off the loot !

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