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  • in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619783

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    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619765

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    *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?

    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619762

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    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.

    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619759

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    “”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

    vapid

    Main Entry:

    Pronunciation:

    \ˈva-pəd, ˈvā-\

    Function:

    adjective

    Etymology:

    Latin vapidus flat-tasting; akin to Latin vappa flat wine and perhaps to Latin vapor steam

    Date:

    circa 1656

    : lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force : flat, dull <London was not all vapid dissipation — V. S. Pritchett>

    synonyms see insipid

    — va·pid·ly adverb

    — va·pid·ness noun

    I would say trying to pass off a Starbucks back patting marketing session as charity is pretty vapid.

    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619753

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    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.

    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619749

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    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.

    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619747

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    I wish I was as vapid as JoB that I would assume that needy people hit the Starbucks drive through, in their cars, in the morning and cherish the sincere gift that is the *cheer chain*

    this has gone from gotcha > funny > sad

    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619744

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    So I guess the fact that cheer chains didn’t get prevalent till after the xmas promotions a couple of months ago by Starbucks has nothing to do with them being conjured up by marketing?

    http://consumerist.com/335973/starbucks-cheer-chain-coupon-revealed-nation-mourns

    C&P is giving away free coffee (tonight, front page post ) for donating diapers to charity, that’s real neighbors helping neighbors. Cheer chains at Starbucks are like buying the person behind you at Nordstrom’s a belt. Yeah it wasn’t for you but at the end of the day its still pretty empty.

    in reply to: Rant – WS Farmers Market #619510

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    Aww poor poor passive aggressive Seattle. Because people are too spineless to call each other on their crap, we are stuck with situations were the “rules” must fill in and be the silent overreaching mother in society.

    The real reason I think it irritates people they cant bring dogs is its an outdoor local market, which implies things like *community* and is an alternative to shipping food across the country with subsidized gas. So doing something like walking your dog and visiting a community market kinda make sense. Apparently it causes brain damage for someone to ask someone to keep their errant child/dog/reindeer in check, or simply have a code of conduct that applies to people/children/dogs and just enforce it.

    or hey, why not get rid of the mall layout of the farmers market and make it more inclusive so people don’t have to deal with bumping into each other, dogs and having screaming children run into them.

    PS: I hate SUV strollers.

    in reply to: Kidness at the Starbucks Drive-Through This Morning #619730

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    “cheer chains” are PR stunts orchestrated by the Management at any given Starbucks. But they pay off when people make posts like this.

    sorry to pee in your cheerios

    in reply to: Malicious mischief– RANT #616457

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    As someone who has hosted a mailing list for over 10 years I can say the most direct way to weed out people like lattemom is with moderation control (WSB) And lots of meet ups. If people know each other and have a social bond thats deeper than an email address and hitting submit they are less likely to take the bait, and more cohesive as a group.

    Posting meet ups from the forums to the front page helps invite people who lurk, but don’t post to the forums themselves ( as some employers forbid it)

    And Stan, get help dude, if your so socially awkward that playing a jr high school joke on a neighborhood blog is your idea of fun, you need to get out more. Or meet some people on LIVE, WoW or your local Furry vs Klingon bowling tourney.

    Borrowing someones email and bad online persona is hardly id theft, but thanks for the weird agoraphobic PSA.

    in reply to: Name calling/immature behavior in forums #616271

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    Internet forms, local or not, attract the lowest common denominator. If thats a stay at home mom with nothing better to do, or a pedantic personality who wants to pick anonymous fights with people, well you have to take the good with the bad. As someone who has used various internet message systems for probably a decade I can say this is just a cycle. As personalities emerge people will come and go, its up to the moderators to help shape the voice of it all. Because all web communities tend to eat themselves over time. That said, its hard to let some random flame post go without chiming in.

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    have fun kids, welcome to the internet.

    in reply to: Pit Bulls #616093

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    This is my opinion, respect it and I will respect your opinion. Both very different but that is what makes the world interesting.</blockqoute>

    um, I don’t know how you got to this skewed entitled view of the world but its pretty messed up. Look “lattemom” you can hate on pits, or whatever’s got you in a tizzy all you want, but don’t trot out your ill thought out experience bias as some sort of universal truth and then hide behind “everyones gets an opinion.” Thats the laziest most passive aggressive tack I have ever seen at arguing.

    If you have an issue with pits usually belonging to people who fail to train, license, or control them, then figure out how to get more money into the hands of animal control ( they have what two trucks? ), ask your city council for tougher licensing laws, mandatory neutering for dogs that aren’t being bred, or stiffer, enforced fines for unleashed dogs.

    Going off on some inflammatory rant about how your springer spaniel is the bestest dog in the world and a bunch of incohernet yammering about saving your children and how you run your house, on a internet forum no less, helps no one.

    in reply to: Stopping For Pedestrians! #613453

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    I hate to be a party pooper, but given the reality of this situation this just sounds like a lot of whining. As someone who frequently is bus riding pedestrian (using crosswalks marked and not) as well as a bicycle commuter this whole discussion sounds *exactly* like when people complain about bicycles dart around and don’t obey traffic laws and adhere to all traffic laws. Except somehow its from the point of view of the pedestrian/bicycle. Stay with me for a second. 99% of the road using public are car drivers. Anything that is as restriction to people driving is a frustration and a source of aggravation, they don’t care why, all they know is your slowing them down the 15 seconds that might make a difference. Usually the people behind the wheel blame everyone but themselves, and insist on laws to keep peds and bicycles from slowing them down. Read the hate and vitriol that drivers have for bicyclists. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/soundoff/comment.asp?articleID=344924

    now remember for a second, that if a ped or a bicyclist makes a mistake they fall down. If a car blows a crosswalk, someone dies.

    Sorry to get in you face about it, but if you want people to care that your in a crosswalk, start treating it like its your life. Make a bigger deal about it, cause a scene, call the cops. because right now your just that 1% of people using the road that are easily dismissed. did we all forget that a rabbi on his cellphone hit his SECOND pedestrian in a crosswalk last summer? The gentlemen that was killed was a assistant to the city council. What did the driver get? NOTHING. You think emailing the council is going to do something?

    in reply to: Favorite West Seattle Coffee Shop? #613121

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    its all about the roaster, starbuck’s is too burnt. Tony’s coffee, supplier to ladro, uptown, verite and others is consistently very good, but can be ruined by the barista. My two citywide favorites are vivacci <sp> and lighthouse. only one of which is used in west seattle. C&P for my lighthouse fix.

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