The ever well meaning Starbucks chairman, Howie Schultz, more terrified of bad publicity and claims of racism than anything in the world, has just announced a rather customer-unfriendly policy of opening Starbucks bathrooms (as well as table space) to all comers, including people who won't spring for a $4 cup of coffee. Speaking to the Atlantic Council, according to the Washington Post, Schultz said:
"We don't want to become a public bathroom, but we're going to make the right decision a hundred percent of the time and give people the key," Schultz said, "because we don't want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to you to the bathroom because you are less than."Well, yes, you do, Howie. If you open the bathrooms to all comers, including non-paying customers, you're turning Starbucks into a public bathroom. How stupid do you think we are?...........To Read More
My Take - I joked about Starbucks doing this when this story initaily broke never thinking even Howie could be this stupid.....but it's really true......you can't fix stupid. And make no mistake about this - this message will run through the street crowd like a plague. We used to call them bums, but that made the bums feel unwelcome, unwanted and disrespected so now we call them street people or homeless - but they're still bums, and they really are unwelcome, unwanted and disrespected, we're just afraid to say so any longer since truth no longer matters to the media and the rest of the left........depending on the narrative they're trying to push.
Yesterday I was at an account with a Starbucks in their building and I already saw a street person sitting at a table (actually the term "sprawled out" would be more descriptive) taking up the limited space this Starbucks has, talking on the phone with total disregard for the other patrons, and there wasn't a cup of coffee on his table or in his hand. But we have to ask: Isn't he lonely sitting their all my himself with everyone deliberately avoiding him? Take heart - never fear - he will soon be joined by his comrades, and this will play out in every Starbucks in the nation. Howie will be pleased to know they're going to have the companionsihp of their peers, the use of his furniture and the ability to use the toilet all day long. Some of course are harmless, but what about the drugged, the drunk, the crazy, the beggers, some babbling incoherently, or even screaming at real customers..... incoherently mind you.... and Starbucks will be afraid to call the police.
Wow, that's what every coffee drinker in the nation looks forward to. What I want to know is, who pays for their phones?