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No new excuse needed....

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Just emphasizing an opinion.  Starbuck's didn't NEED any new excuse for keeping people from patronizing their establishments.  Their product ALONE is enough to keep ME from ever bothering with the place.  

And the police did have a choice.  They could have just ESCORTED THEM OUT.  There didn't seem to be any DISTURBANCE being made, which makes them being HANDCUFFED completely unwarranted. 

And since it looked (on the video) like the place was packed, it wasn't as if Starbuck's was losing any MONEY from them not buying their overpriced rust inhibitor, at least, not until the video went VIRAL anyway....   😏

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"Escort".

Two full grown men who are refusing to obey what the police have told them to do.

Well, at least you've made me laugh with your "escort" solution.

Holding hands with them, no doubt?

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First of all, no excuse needed.

Agreed in kind:

 

Now that we have that out of the way.  Why go out to a Starbucks when you can make your own great coffee right at home.

 

 

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As Mr. Bookman, the library cop, says "you get a jar of Folgers crystals, you put it in the cupboard, you forget about it - it lasts forever, it's freeze dried".

That is one tough monkey.

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18 hours ago, darkblue said:

"Escort".

Two full grown men who are refusing to obey what the police have told them to do.

Well, at least you've made me laugh with your "escort" solution.

Holding hands with them, no doubt?

Well, there IS a big difference between how a police officer "escorts" you out of a place, and what you do for a living.  ;)

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22 hours ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

 

 

 

How the make the best cup of coffee, have her brew it for you. 

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So a pot of it won't be dumped over this jerks head.

 

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On 4/25/2018 at 1:23 PM, MovieCollectorOH said:

 

Now that we have that out of the way.  Why go out to a Starbucks when you can make your own great coffee right at home.

 

Well, first, to ask that question makes the delusional assumption that you CAN get a "great" cup of coffee at Starbuck's in the first place.

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14 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Well, first, to ask that question makes the delusional assumption that you CAN get a "great" cup of coffee at Starbuck's in the first place.

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I thought that went without saying, which is why I put it like that.  But since you conduct pathology on my post, if I am on the road and cannot make my own wonderful coffee at home, today's gas station coffee will do just fine (there are way more gas stations with decent coffee than there are Starbucks locations anyhow).  Also I am ok with the coffee at McDonald's or Dunkin Donuts.  If it looks like the coffee has been sitting all day long scorching in Bunn-O-Matic coffee makers, and no coffee urns in sight, no biggie, I will pass it up and head to the next gas station or McDonalds.

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Wouldn't it have been easier to put this on the front door and apply it to everyone? (they might lose a few customers though)

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6 hours ago, hamradio said:

Wouldn't it have been easier to put this on the front door and apply it to everyone? (they might lose a few customers though)

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Bad sign.

One that says "Facilities for Customers Only" would be better.

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5 hours ago, darkblue said:

Bad sign.

One that says "Facilities for Customers Only" would be better.

What they should say: "Facilities for Paying Customers Only"

What they will say: "Sorry, facilities are out of order"

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18 hours ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

I thought that went without saying, which is why I put it like that.  But since you conduct pathology on my post, if I am on the road and cannot make my own wonderful coffee at home, today's gas station coffee will do just fine (there are way more gas stations with decent coffee than there are Starbucks locations anyhow).  Also I am ok with the coffee at McDonald's or Dunkin Donuts.  If it looks like the coffee has been sitting all day long scorching in Bunn-O-Matic coffee makers, and no coffee urns in sight, no biggie, I will pass it up and head to the next gas station or McDonalds.

That "McCAFE" coffee at McDonald's is OK.  And most donut places like DUNKIN' , KRISPY KREME and TIM HORTON'S serve up good coffee too.  AND too, they're all over the place.

But, it's MUFFLER SHOPS and places like that whose "complimentary" coffee still sucks.  And has that "Freddie The Freeloader" vibe goin' for it.  ;)   (if you recall, one of the long running gags on Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader skits is him pouring a thick goo out of a coffee pot that needed to be cut with a pair of scissors when the cup had enough  :D   ).

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45 minutes ago, darkblue said:

A McDonald's employee recently went on record as saying people should never order the McCAFE. Says the machines it runs through are dirty.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/casual/why-you-should-never-ever-order-this-drink-at-mcdonald’s-according-to-an-employee/ar-BBENKFE

But they recommend going to a Starbucks.
Source: Huffington Post

I wonder what machine with 5 inches of standing liquids they were talking about.  I mean, a Bunn-O-Matic is a Bunn-O-Matic and not really all that complicated, even at McDonald's.

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3 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

That "McCAFE" coffee at McDonald's is OK.  And most donut places like DUNKIN' , KRISPY KREME and TIM HORTON'S serve up good coffee too.  AND too, they're all over the place.

But, it's MUFFLER SHOPS and places like that whose "complimentary" coffee still sucks.  And has that "Freddie The Freeloader" vibe goin' for it.  ;)   (if you recall, one of the long running gags on Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader skits is him pouring a thick goo out of a coffee pot that needed to be cut with a pair of scissors when the cup had enough  :D   ).

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I think we're basically on the same page here.  The thought of coffee from Muffler shops worries me too.

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Yeah.  The "muffler shop" gag's been an old one of mine.  ;)   Most auto repair places often serve what my brother used to jokingly refer to as "retrojava" .  :D  But since the advent of the KEURIG system, the long time tradition of these places brewing one pot that sits all day and tastes like it was for DAYS  has been replaced by a coffee making system that makes a FRESH cup of coffee that TASTES like it's been "steeping" for hours on end!  ;)

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20 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Yeah.  The "muffler shop" gag's been an old one of mine.  ;)   Most auto repair places often serve what my brother used to jokingly refer to as "retrojava" .  :D  But since the advent of the KEURIG system, the long time tradition of these places brewing one pot that sits all day and tastes like it was for DAYS  has been replaced by a coffee making system that makes a FRESH cup of coffee that TASTES like it's been "steeping" for hours on end!  ;)

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I often see Keurig pots in places like dental centers and doctor's offices.   They don't always have a good stock of coffee though, as 1 unit = 1 cup (1 small cup).  So that is an awful lot of those little things to have around.  They add a nice touch though.

My muffler shop, God love them, still does have a conventional coffee maker that stays on all day long.  Just a little household model.  Presumably with the same pot of coffee most of the time.  The smell coming off that is definitely a scorched coffee smell, especially in the later hours of the day.  But their muffler service prices are very reasonable.  They don't seem to understand coffee, but I am fine with that.

Like I mentioned above, I look for places that use coffee urns when I am buying a cup of coffee.  An urn does not sit on a warming plate of a coffee maker like a coffee pot does - it is like a Thermos and just keeps it warm on its own.  Many of the bigger Bunn-O-Matics don't even brew into a pot.  They brew directly into an urn.  I think those are the best idea.  Lots of those in gas stations.

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Why would anyone go to a muffler shop for coffee?

Paying extra for a muffler seems kinda not worth a free cup of bad coffee.

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:rolleyes:

Well, the only thing I know about COFFEE and CANADA is that it wasn't until about 15 or so years ago( by my experience) that restaurants in Canada quit charging customers for coffee refills.  :blink:  :D 

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