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Complaint Review: Starbucks Coffee Company

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  • Submitted: Thu, August 12, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, October 01, 2010

  • Reported By: Underwhelmed consumer — Cambridge Massachusetts U.S.A.
Starbucks Coffee Company
Internet United States of America

Starbucks Coffee Company gangstalkers Internet

*Consumer Comment: In what way does Starbucks "grossly" overcharge for coffee?

*Consumer Comment: This Post is Suspect to Me

*Consumer Comment: WOW!

*Consumer Comment: And your point is...

*Consumer Comment: An easy solution..

*Consumer Comment: PROVING MY POINT THAT YUPPIES FREQUENT STARBUCKS --EVEN GRAY-HAIRED ONES

*Consumer Comment: It's too bad

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I am sitting in a Starbucks on Washington Street in downtown Boston.  The snarky barista greeted me with "What can I get you, sweetie?"  And every time he had something to say, he ended it with the very offensive moniker, "sweetie."  When I asked him if he realized whether or not it was unorthodox to call a grown woman (with gray hair) "sweetie," he said he would never do it again -- and then called me, "dear."

I asked if the music could be lowered and it was lowered for approximately 3 minutes and then cranked up again.  When I asked for it to be lowered again, it was turned off -- and then the air conditioning was turned up! This is the second time in as many weeks this has happened.
  
So the problem is whether you wish to shop at a company that employs minions of fascist quislings.  does Starbucks want to be identified as a haven for SS-like gangstalkers:  http://dontfearyourfreedom.blogspot.com/2009/04/confronting-american-fascism.html?
Perhaps Starbucks doesn't pay its staff enough that they can resist the incentives offered them by gangs that stalk for private organizations such as www.infra-gardboston.org.  Perhaps they have so little self respect they think its fun to terrorize people and wouldn't care a whit if they weren't incentivized.  Perhaps they're from a group that has been marginalized by American society for so long, they see gangstalking as a way of getting back at the "crackers," like me -- truly democratizing society in the way social custom and jurisprudence never has.  Maybe its a combination of all of these factors -- who knows?  One thing's for sure:

Businesses in America, such as Starbucks, better start acknowledging these fascist 
business practices and condemning them -- not because it will alleviate my torment, but simply because it's the patriotic thing to do and not doing it will ensure that someday, when the stalking turns into assault, then armed assault, then assassination it won't happen to the good people at HQ.  That is what Starbucks is creating by not addressing this problem head-on -- a culture in which no one is safe.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/12/2010 12:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Starbucks-Coffee-Company/internet/Starbucks-Coffee-Company-gangstalkers-Internet-630996. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

In what way does Starbucks "grossly" overcharge for coffee?

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

I agree there are items on the menu I can not even pronounce.and that probably have more calories then I require to intake for a day.

But the price for a cup of coffee..seems to me to be fair. I do know their coffee is stronger then where I usually get it from, 7/11, but is it really "grossly" overpriced? I pay around 1.60 for a cup there..not exactly budget breaking)

Part of the problem is...many think Starbucks is the Mercedes Benz of coffee..or it is worth more because it is the "experience" and not just the coffee.

Me?...I just want a quick cup..and I am out of there. I may pay 10 or 20 cents more for a regular cup of coffee if I am near a Starbucks vs. anywhere else I can grab a quick cup...but I do not feel "grossly" overcharged at all. I feel the coffee is too strong so I end up dumping 1/3 of it out anyhow and filling it with half and half..which is free.

If someone likes their coffee this strong...compared to anywhere else, I would think Starbucks is an equal bargain. Just stick to "coffee" and not some hoko mocho frappe conglomerate grande loco 1/2 pound of sugar and fat. Oh I bet it taste good..but no...I will not pay 4 bucks for it, and I do not want diabetes.
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#2 Consumer Comment

This Post is Suspect to Me

AUTHOR: Helene - (U.S.A.)

I wouldn't mind if someone called me "Sweetie" once in a while and I see nothing even remotely fascist about it.

Benito Mussolini and Francisco Franco were fascists and I do not think they called anyone, anywhere at anytime "sweetie." That is not what fascists do.

The headline mentions gang stalkers and yet I only hear about one barrista here. The imagery of a gang of stalking and menacing barristas is too ludicrous to imagine.

Either this is a bogus post or there is a person with a serious personality disorder but I am not sure if there is an app for that to help her ... or him at this time.

I do not patronize Starbucks because I have a problem with being grossly overcharged for anything.
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#3 Consumer Comment

WOW!

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

Good job Ronny!!! I agree 100% - what is so wrong with "sweetie""? Would you prefer to be called "hag"? And what do you know about facism?? Please don't get me started on that or you idiot SS-like garbage? Are you a Holocaust survivor?


As for JOE and his CAPS - turn it off and what is it? Are you Mexican or German? Yes I have read your idiotic rebuttals about pretty much every establishment in Austin. I LOST family in the Holocaust and I take offense to anyone even remotely using Nazi wording in reference to a person/business in the 21st Century.

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#4 Consumer Comment

And your point is...

AUTHOR: BS - (USA)

I have a feeling you have alot of problems with businesses, mainly because you expect them to cater to your personal preferences. When they dont, you become defensive and think everyone is a neo nazi zoom dweebie.


You mentioned it was "the second time in as many weeks this has happened".


My question is,"why would you patronize a business where you previously had a bad experience with"?


I know that if I didnt like the way a business was run, I dont go back and continue to dish out my money and make them rich, which in a way is like condoning their conduct.


Then you continue rambling about society and businesses and blah, blah, blah. So you had a upsetting time at the coffee house. Big deal. You must not get out much  or things like this wouldnt "torment" you. Lame

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#5 Consumer Comment

An easy solution..

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

Get Coffee somewhere else. There is no shortage of places to get coffee. I prefer 7-11.  Did being called "sweetie" really terrorize you? I do occasionally get coffee from Starbucks since there is one in the Barnes And Nobles right next to me.

The employees seem to be nothing more then average working class Americans. I find them rather pleasant truth be told. I just prefer 7-11 as I feel Starbucks coffee is a bit strong for my tastes.

But do I lodge a report for this? No...I simply go somewhere that sells weaker coffee. If someone calls me sweetie, I take that as a complement. I guess I have bigger things to concern myself with.

So..from this report I can conclude that you are a moron...as the website regarding Facism..and mentioning stalking in this report..has not much to do with some coffee shop worker that called you sweetie or that you are not happy with the background music or how they set the thermostat.


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#6 Consumer Comment

PROVING MY POINT THAT YUPPIES FREQUENT STARBUCKS --EVEN GRAY-HAIRED ONES

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

HAS IT OCCURRED TO YOU THAT THIS MAN COULD HAVE  BEEN A FOREIGNER AND HE WAS SAYING NICE WORDS, MAYBE THE ONLY NICE WORDS IN ENGLISH HE KNOWS.

I HAVE BEEN CALLED A LOT WORSE IN MY LIFE THAN DEAR AND SWEETIE.
NOT OFFENSIVE. NO WAY.

IF THE MUSIC WAS NOT DER HORST WESSEL LIED OR DER BADENHEIMER MARSCH, THEN HOW DID YOU KNOW IT WAS FROM THE SS OR NOT?
DO YOU UNDERSTAND GERMAN? HAVE YOU EVER EVER SEEN LENI RIEFENSTAHL'S NAZI PROPAGANDA MASTERPIECE :TRIUMPH OF THE WILL? NOW THAT IS SOME OF WHAT REAL NAZIS WERE ALL ABOUT...THE EVIL IN THEIR EYES.

TERRORISTS AND NAZIS DO NOT CALL PEOPLE SWEETIE AND DEAR -- THEY WOULD PROBABLY  BEHEAD.

I KNOW A FEW THINGS ABOUT THE SS SINCE MY GRANDFATHER WAS ONE STEP AHEAD OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP WHEN HE FLED GERMANY.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH A LITTLE DEMOCRACY? I LIKE TO LEARN ABOUT PEOPLE FROM ALL ETHNICITIES, SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS OF LIFE, ETC. AS LONG AS THEY DON'T TRY TO ROB AND MURDER ME.

IT WAS JUST ONE GUY, NOT A GANG. AND HE WAS TRYING TO BE NICE.

BE GLAD I WASN'T THERE.

I  WOULD HAVE NEVER HAVE CALLED YOU DEAR AND SWEETIE.

I WOULD HAVE SAID "YUPPIE!"

WHY DO YUPPIES THINK THAT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT THEM?
THAT THE WHOLE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND THEM AND THEY NEVER STOP BEING FIVE YEARS OLD EMOTIONALLY?


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#7 Consumer Comment

It's too bad

AUTHOR: Ramjet - (U.S.A.)

It's really too bad that the store won't modify it's entire environment to meet your personal requirements. 

It's actually quite possible that other people have different requirements and they are catering to the majority.

Terrorize? Torment?

Wow, I expect they would be happy if you never darkened their door again.  You are bizarre and you are not being Ripped Off!

 

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