Thursday, March 7, 2013

Overheard at Table Three: Starbucks Hates the Military

I'm glad we come here and not to Starbucks.

Me too.

Did you hear that Starbucks doesn't serve the military?

Yeah, I heard that.   It's also an urban myth.

No, I heard it from a friend who heard it from his brother who served in Iraq.   He said that his sergeant told them about how a few years ago Starbucks insulted the military, saying they would never serve coffee to someone wearing a US uniform.

Here, look at this, I just pulled up

Starbucks military


Yeah.  See? 

I didn't know that.

Well, now you do.



Well . . . I wonder if this place would send coffee to the military?

[as if on cue, Verble Gherulous, proprietor of the Zen and Tao Acoustic Cafe, arrives at the table to say]:

We don't refuse service to anyone.   But we don't send coffee halfway around the world either, because one, we couldn't afford the shipping costs, and two, it'd be cold by the time it got there!

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