I got an email from a good friend this morning as follows:
FW: STARBUCKS DENIES COFFEE TO MARINES
Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee.
So as not to offend Starbucks, maybe we should not support them by buying any of their products! As a war vet writing to fellow patriots, I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground fighting street-to-street and house-to-house for what they and I believe is right. If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it an d no one will never know.
Thanks very much for your support. I know you'll all be there again when I deploy once more.
Sgt Howard C. Wright
1st Force Recon Co
1st Plt PLT
PLEASE DON'T DELETE THIS. ALLOW IT TO BE PASSED TO ALL IN MEMORY OF ALL THE TROOPS WHO HAVE DIED SO THAT WE MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO SUPPORT THEM OR NOT!!!
So I Snopes it. Is Snopes a verb yet? Google is. Snopes should be.
Snopes answer concerning this. - FALSE -
Reply to my friend was:
Please send this link back upline to those who received and sent it previously. - Personally I don't care for Starbucks because the stuff they sell is WAYYYYY overpriced and I like to drink coffee black. Why should I pay extra for that? - But it is not fair to them to have people boycott their goods for false reasons. Snopes.com says the rumor is false and backs it up with the real story...
- Paul - prying1 -
Rumor is false and was corrected by Sgt Howard C. Wright - Check Snopes.com's version of events.
or Google/Yahoo search the following words and it will come out as the top hit
- Snopes.com Starbucks Marines Howard C. Wright -
So tonight I get home and check my emails. A friend of a friend from upline (or downline - by this time I don't know which to call it) had emailed back with the simple statement:
Starbuck’s coffee blows anyway!
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After my tears from laughing cleared and I could see again I replied:
Re: Starbuck’s coffee blows anyway!
To quote Glumfeather in the Chronicles of Narnia series, "Too True! Too True!
First time I ever had the stuff was in a Starbucks coffee shop attached to the movie theatres in Galleria Redondo Beach CA. (Artesia and Hawthorne). - The stuff was atrocious and I have the tastebuds of a barbarian. Since then I have had some of the super sweet crap they try to pass off as coffee (Others bought it to convince me I am wrong- I refuse to spend money there but can't stop my wife and daughter...) and I still insist the stuff is overpriced, and has to have flavors added to make it semi-palatable.
Give me any name brand, Folgers, Maxwell, Taster's Choice, hells bells even Postum!
Thanks for the return email on this one. We are not alone. I'm sure there are others....
Paul - prying1 -
So! How do you feel about it. That is, You who have read up to this point. Leave a comment and I'll update this posting with it along with a link to your website/blog (if so desired).
Update: I am not through this post endorsing the boycotting of Starbucks in any way shape or form. If any man woman or child enjoys the stuff I wish them Godspeed. I even buy Starbucks Gift Cards for those that frequent the place. Well. My wife gets them but I so sign the accompanying card...
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