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April 1, 2008 at 6:12 pm #619749
Nice transitive straw man attempt. Its cute how you associate my cynicism and questioning the sincerity of a large corporate entity who has demonstrated similar marketing campaigns, with a personal attack directed at questioning my ability to receive “acts of kindness”
also, good one on ignoring my reference to a real local charity campaign at a local west Seattle business, all the while seeming to get defensive about the fact you as a star bucks customer got sucked into the hype and bought it hole.
I could care less who patronizes Starbucks, but stop rationalizing and deluding yourself that buying someone else who has the disposable income to consider a ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPICHNO a reasonable habit is somehow a worthy charity.April 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm #619750
No one claimed it was equivalent to giving to charity. It’s just a nice thing to do to a stranger.
However, if you want to talk about “real” charity and helping those less fortunate, why don’t you join the fund raising efforts that we are all involved in for the victims of the recent arson attack on local business, Puget Sound Lock&key?
I apologize if I, in any way offended you. I just don’t see the rational of getting worked up about whether Starbucks initiated the “cheer chain” or an individual did. Who cares? It’s still just nice.April 1, 2008 at 6:24 pm #619751
being nice to people around you for no reason is just that, nice…no matter what form it comes in, whether that is a orange mocha frappaccino or a bag of groceries…
remeber the the golden rule…
and bitter is well, just bitter…no matter how it comes out its still awful.April 1, 2008 at 6:27 pm #619752
Yes, but the original act being given credence was the cheer chain, not charity in general. And I’m not worked up, but I do think it’s silly to think this gesture is a big deal.April 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm #619753
Actually, I think JoB was pretty clear in comparing the cheer chain to charity.
Arson sucks, but serious I pay for insurance for a reason.
Hi NewResident! welcome to the internet, there is this stuff called syntax that’s pretty hard to convey with just text, so people make assumptions based on the message what the persons state of mind was, this is a bad assumption and best and often flatly wrong. Just because I am challenging your bizarre attempt at validation for your shopping choices, doesn’t mean I am worked up, or offended. In fact I am appreciating the fact we both have jobs, or the leisure time to express ourselves on this local website.
By the way, I care actually, because people in this country are fed what to believe largely by companies instead of each other, and its pretty messed up. When people start believing that Starbucks is a magic Easter Bunny who brings gifts and emotions of love for everyone to share, there is a breakdown, or false god, or whatever gets you riled up.
PS: read something about viral marketing.April 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm #619754
Vincent, there’s a difference between charity and cheer. I hope you never need the former, so you can retain your aversion to the latter.
AND while we’re at it, why did you find it necessary to say JoB was vapid??? First she isn’t and second it doesn’t help you make any conceivable point.
I’ve put up with House calling me names, because it’s kind of a badge of honor. But you, Vincent, insulted someone else–someone I like and respect–and up with that I will not put.
Unlike many of my sisters on this board who are gentle and loving women, I feel no qualms about saying, without apology, “Vincent, you are a jerk!”
I believe in paying it backward, as well as forward. :-)
Have a great day!April 1, 2008 at 6:34 pm #619755April 1, 2008 at 6:43 pm #619756
charla, I would like to personally give props to you for proper grammar! :)
vincent- you put it right when you said in your first post that you “pissed in our cheerios” – yes, you did. now go, before someone drops a house on you, too.April 1, 2008 at 6:44 pm #619757
Oh Charla, you’re the best. And Vincent, though I agree with your point, don’t make it by insulting others. Besides JoB, that includes NewRes. We’ll all gang up on you in a heartbeat.April 1, 2008 at 6:48 pm #619758April 1, 2008 at 6:50 pm #619759
“”now go, before someone drops a house on you, too. “”
I had a mental image of a 40something republican trying to sit on me.
Jt, what are you going to do, NOT buy me a coffee?
I stand by vapid
Latin vapidus flat-tasting; akin to Latin vappa flat wine and perhaps to Latin vapor steam
: lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force : flat, dull <London was not all vapid dissipation â€” V. S. Pritchett>
synonyms see insipid
â€” vaÂ·pidÂ·ly adverb
â€” vaÂ·pidÂ·ness noun
I would say trying to pass off a Starbucks back patting marketing session as charity is pretty vapid.April 1, 2008 at 6:53 pm #619760
Vincent, I’m supposed to be the meanest rudest person here. Don’t go challenging my crown.
(actually, I’m as nice a person as you could meet as I suspect you are; I’m just not always so online.)April 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm #619761
ah, no…it was a Wizard of Oz reference…and you can hereby refer to me as the good b*tch of the westside…it hurts my feelings when people call me the “R” word.April 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm #619762
Most people appreciate my honesty, I guess its hard to see over those pesky domed cups full of 122342 calories and whip cream.
I am totally going to give a homeless dude at the market a grande Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Creme, OH WAIT that would be charity.
I will give it to the first person with a designer purse I see, so it will be cheer instead.April 1, 2008 at 6:59 pm #619763
well dictionary.com actually has a slightly different version of your posted meaning voncent:
vapÂ·id /ËˆvÃ¦pÉªd/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[vap-id] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
â€“adjective 1. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea.
2. without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party; vapid conversation.
as one who knows JoB, I can honestly say that in no way shape or form is she lacking in life, sharpness, or flavor!…she is most definitely not any of those descriptions, but actually the very oposite!!…have you even read any of the Obama or Hillary threads? You may want to educate yourself sir…
And as for you bitter sir, here ya go:
bitÂ·ter (bÄt’É™r) Pronunciation Key
adj. bitÂ·terÂ·er, bitÂ·terÂ·est
Causing a sharply unpleasant, painful, or stinging sensation; harsh:
Proceeding from or exhibiting strong animosity: a bitter struggle; bitter foes.
Marked by resentment or cynicism.April 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm #619764
vincent – you really DO know everything. I stand in awe of your intelligence.
As far as PSL&K, there is a very good reason that they did not have that kind of insurance. But, using the excuse of them not having insurance to not get involved, pretty much relays enough about you.
I’m sure you will come back with some very big words to describe me or my post and then, if I’m lucky, follow it up with the definition, but I encourage you to stop criticizing our ideas of “charity” and get involved.April 1, 2008 at 7:11 pm #619765
*cry’s* alright you win, I should have known better than to mess with the menses mafia… logic was no match for your delusions of grandeur
who do I buy a venti half caff non fat one splenda one sugar vanilla mocha for?April 1, 2008 at 7:16 pm #619766
Vincent, you are correct. I would not buy you a cup of coffee. Nor myself, it’s a little out of my budget and I wouldn’t know a designer purse if I got hit by one. I would invite all the women here over for a coffee though. I don’t always agree, but I really enjoy their kindness. You can be right without being so cynical and rude.April 1, 2008 at 7:17 pm #619767
Oh damn, I was hoping “drop a house,” really meant “drop the house,” thus at least injuring two birds …
There you go again, saying he’s probably nice and inviting him places. No, he’s not probably nice and if he shows up where I am, I’ll drop the whipped cream from my frap on him and stomp him with my Manolos. I won’t be wearing them — I’ll just pound him with ’em. Am I kidding? Maybe :-)
(Escalation, because I missed the fact that you also insulted NR — you’re really in trouble, boy; two of my favorite people.)
Now am I in contention for meanest person? Or, at least, snarkiest?April 1, 2008 at 7:19 pm #619768
Charla, you’re on a roll today.April 1, 2008 at 7:22 pm #619769
I’m still laughing at the “menses mafia” comment.
Charla, you’re still nice, even online, even when you don’t have to be. (said nicely.)April 1, 2008 at 7:23 pm #619770
charla – it’s mutual. And, goodness, you are on a roll! I love it.
As far as inviting vincent to our meeting, I would like to see him put his money where his mouth is. He knows so much about “charity”, what a vital addition to our group!
As far as what you do to him if he shows up, that’s out of our hands, but I say..DON’T RUIN A PAIR OF MANOLO’S ON THIS GUY!April 1, 2008 at 7:24 pm #619771
I think i have half of my office staring at me right now b/c everyone on this thread has me in the giggles…April 1, 2008 at 7:24 pm #619772
Why, thank you, JT — I’ve just decided to emerge from my natural shell of shyness.April 1, 2008 at 7:31 pm #619773
Let’s see how crazy we can make BDG look at work. And by crazy I mean no offense to those with mental illnesses, as I seem to have several.
Charla, you’re up.
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