Come together in poverty and rituals for the odious

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 12:42 pm by George Smith

If you work for Starbucks in Pasadena, you’re not earning a living in southern California. Consider the plight of the wait staff, compiled to hand out bullshit “Come Together” cups, in hopes that the fiscal cliff will be avoided or that white guys with AR-15s will stop mass shootings for a week. Or something:

In the spirit of the Holiday season and the Starbucks tradition of bringing people together, we have a unique opportunity to unite and take action on an incredibly important topic. As many of you know, our elected officials in Washington D.C. have been unable to come together and compromise to solve the tremendously important, time-sensitive issue to fix the national debt. You can learn more about this impending crisis at www.fixthedebt.org.

Rather than be bystanders, we have an opportunity—and I believe a responsibility—to use our company’s scale for good by sending a respectful and optimistic message to our elected officials to come together and reach common ground on this important issue. This week through December 28, partners in our Washington D.C. area stores are writing “Come Together” on customers’ cups.

I don’t drink coffee, I’ve always hated Starbucks, and there are way too many of them Pasadena. People who patronize the place are middle class shit, the firm’s the KFC of the brown stuff.

And the wealthy-beyond-reason CEO wants his minimum wage workers to help us all think about “fixing the debt,” something his serfs have absolutely no stake in. Because going over the cliff or not, nothing will change. They still won’t be able to make ends meet in LA County.


  1. Frank said,

    December 27, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Me, I love coffee. I get a shipment from Gevalia every month–one of my indulgences.

    Starbucks coffee is like flavored vodka. Overpriced swill with a good marketing department.

  2. George Smith said,

    December 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

    One of the bits a person employed as wait staff told me was their holiday special blends, which they were told to push, was just old stock management wanted to get rid of.