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Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"

dr_draino

Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2004, 08:11:30 AM »
No, we should just sit back and be grateful we live in a country where "hey, let's sell milk-shake-coffee for five dollars...people will buy it!" can be considered a great business plan and not be mad at anyone!

That little cartoon was damn funny. I didn't like the "sex with me thing" you linked (sorry!), but this was good.

One thing I don't get, though.  Virtually everywhere that sells coffee now sells it for at least a buck/cup.  I've never bought anything but coffee from Starbucks, and I've never paid more than 1.50, which is also quite a common price.  Not to get all libertarian here, but aren't the dickheads who pay 5 bucks for coffee the ones we should tease? And not the company who so proudly displays these insane prices for caffeinated milkshakes? 

Jesus, I sound like I just watched and agreed with Southpark (the only libertarians on TV, aside from Drew Carrey anyway).

vmersich

Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2004, 08:27:56 AM »
No, we should just sit back and be grateful we live in a country where "hey, let's sell milk-shake-coffee for five dollars...people will buy it!" can be considered a great business plan and not be mad at anyone!


Believe me, I totally agree that we should be mad.  I just am not sure Starbucks is the sole or primary bearer of responsibility on this matter.  Actually, I'm sure they aren't.      The fact that this is a business plan of any sort, moreso a good one!, annoys the hell out of me.  But this just is an indicator as to how capitalism creates a need for sucker abusers.  And also why i try, when possible, to support those few who avoid abusing suckers to whatever degree they can.  but ultimately, these people will fail.  and formal freedom of the market will expose itself as materially empty.

:smacks self for use of such terminology:

mercutio_13

Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2004, 10:37:05 AM »
Long live FOAMY!!!!!

So glad someone else knows about illwillpress.

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third row down, second to last.  called "small, medium, and large" (sorry there's no link right to it.)

casino

Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2004, 11:37:26 AM »
no *&^%, to the op.

casino

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Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2004, 11:58:53 AM »
http://www.illwillpress.com/vault.html

third row down, second to last. called "small, medium, and large" (sorry there's no link right to it.)

"Venti... what kind of Nazi speak is that?!"

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Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2004, 11:41:13 AM »
Sorry- I didn't ever come back to this thread after I posted the Foamy link.  Just wanted to say I'm glad you all enjoyed it.  And viva- that's okay if you didn't like the incredibly cute and hilarious bunny.   :D  It still makes me laugh hysterically, though.   :)

Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2004, 06:57:24 PM »
The really strange thing about Starbucks is that you have to ask for plastic spoons. They put everything- napkins, stirring sticks, and what not- out for everyone, but not plastic spoons. Wierd?

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Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2004, 08:19:05 PM »
The really strange thing about Starbucks is that you have to ask for plastic spoons. They put everything- napkins, stirring sticks, and what not- out for everyone, but not plastic spoons. Wierd?

What's really wierd is needing a spoon to drink coffee.  ;) :)

Dominique

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Re: Can Starbucks please just use "small, medium, large?"
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2004, 10:49:05 AM »
I think we already watched it because I already posted that link.  :)

Yeah man, what's the spoon for?   ;)