Skip to comments.Starbucks: When Your 3rd Place Is Also Your 1st and 2nd Place
Posted on 05/31/2018 5:36:14 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Yes Virginia, there is such a thing as being terminally hip. And Starbucks is afflicted.
If youre unhip like me you had to look up third place
In community building, the third place is the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home ("first place") and the workplace ("second place"). Examples of third places would be environments such as churches, cafes, clubs, public libraries, or parks. Wiki
James Wood, who lives and works with hipsters, grasped its meaning immediately and responded accordingly:
Because the primary reason homeless people people use Starbucks as their third place is to use their potties for #1 and #2. And because they dont have either a first place or a second place.
But dont feel bad, were all winners here in our 3rd place!
Good luck Starbucks. I hope you enjoy your new 3rd place. Or worse.
Meanwhile, the company's "Third Place Policy" which would allow anyone to hang out or use the restrooms in its stores, regardless of whether they purchase anything has already been leading partners and customers to question how Starbucks can continue to function as a business and refrain from becoming a chain of "homeless drop-in centers." Fox
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
I think I like the Soup Nazi’s method better /s
Starbucks new name: Homeless Depot
Starbucks has forgotten that it is a business. It will either relearn that lesson or become a memory.
Somebody needs to slap the barista in the note above.
And, I thought slavery had been abolished.
Starbucks whole business plan is to feed the fragile egos of the too cool for school, self-admiring fashionistas in their competitive one upmanship, look upon me and admire, war. Their target clientele won’t be able to sustain their apart and above self image if Starbucks becomes known as a hangout for that segment of society more unhip than the dreaded People of Walmart.
It is time for the SEC to investigate Starbucks and see which shareholders are selling their stock. I’mm betting someone high up in the corporation is shorting the stock.
No business does this without an agenda that financially benefits them.
And what barista will follow this advice when the likely response from any protected class is along the lines of you are harassing and discriminating against me because I am a !@#$% followed by Starbucks firing the barista and issuing another public apology?
“Starbucks new name: Homeless Depot”
Definitely in the running for the early morning division award of Internet Comment of the Day...LOL!!
Needless to say, ‘city’ Starbucks will no longer have to put up with me.
It appears that when Pogo, the possum, said, “We have met the enemy and he are us,” he was probably talking about Starbucks. Starbucks is in the process of cannabolizing itself.
“ask you to leave”
You mean, call the police?
>>Their target clientele wont be able to sustain their apart and above self image if Starbucks becomes known as a hangout for that segment of society more unhip than the dreaded People of Walmart.<<
The one thing that terrifies liberals is to actually have to be in the physical presence of the hoi palloi they purpote to love.
>>ask you to leave
You mean, call the police?<<
No longer allowed. If the miscreant says “F You” it just means you are being open and loving enough.
This is an outstanding post.
Yes, but at the end of the day, when a company serves an acceptable product at an acceptable price, they will have customers. There are a lot of conservative folks out there that visit starbucks every single day.
Heck, we’ve been avoiding starbucks for years, but when we were in Seattle we used one at a safeway and even ended up at a Starbucks Reserve in downtown Seattle. Ten bucks for a cup of coffee (cold pressed and slow roasted, or something like that). It really was no better than a regular starbucks and the décor was only slightly fancier.
I’m not a fan of Starbucks and used to love Stewart Brothers Coffee (eventually became “Seattle’s Best Coffee” because someone in Chicago already had the name), but now they are owned by Starbucks as an alternative for those that don’t like Starbucks.
Bottom line is that you have to do a real stinker that actually affects your customers to hurt your business. And that stuff is usually taken care of pretty quickly. e.g. if people start taking advantage of the “free restrooms” policy in bad urban areas and customers are affected, Starbucks will end it in an instant.
Worse than that is to have their fellow hipsters see and know that they were in the presence of the uncool. That would make them also uncool - a fate worse than death. It risks shunning by the pinnacle fashionistas.
Starbucks is my lastplace.
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