Day four of my self-imposed boycott of Starbucks. I haven’t figured out where I’m going to take my ridiculous $100 per week “habit” of Grande lattes with almond milk or the venti black iced teas with two Stevia’s, but I’m looking. In the meantime, as hard as it might be, I will just go without.
My problem is with the Starbuck’s owner, Howard Schultz. The Brooklyn NY born billionaire is a liberal. Now, that fact alone does not make me want to take my business elsewhere, or to blast him on this blog, as I have some liberal friends. We just don’t talk seriously about politics, or when we do it is just playful jabs so that we can remain friends. We both consider each other off our rockers when it comes to politics,
but decide to remain amigo’s anyway.
Unlike my friends and I, Mr. Schultz owns a business that caters to the general public. He sells to people like me who drink coffee and tea, and who might prefer his brand over another. Frankly, I don’t care for his coffee, just the latte’s and tea. I think my particular reason is not so much for the taste as it is the consistency. Every Grande latte with almond milk I order tastes just like the last one, sometimes just made agonizingly slower.
Mr. Schultz likes to use his company and considerable wealth to promote liberal agenda’s. The latest, and final straw in my opinion, is his announcement to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, right on the heels of President Trumps declaration of a halting refugees from seven countries until we are able to properly vet them. If Mr. Schultz had those job openings, which includes insurance benefits, why did he not offer them to our vets, homeless, or the teen age population, particularly in the black communities where high employment runs rampant? It is the job of the president of the United States to protect the American people as he sees fit. It is Mr. Schultz’s responsibility to sell coffee and make sure my Grande latte with almond milk tastes just like the last one.
Now, keep in mind back in 2013, Mr. Schultz promised to hire 10,000 vets and/or their spouses. Four years later that promise has only been half filled, and yet, now he has an additional 10,000 jobs for non-Americans, some of who would like nothing more than to cut our heads off. (My bet is that he doesn’t have those jobs and he was shooting his mouth off...again.) Also in the past, he has instructed employees to write notes in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, as opposed to Blue Lives Matter or All Lives Matter notes, and he has refused to honor local concealed carry laws. Much like a Congressman, Mr. Schultz evidently believes that our laws don’t apply to him.
Mr. Schultz never met a camera or microphone he didn’t want to stick his face in front of. Remember his episode on "60 Minutes?" Personally, I believe Mr. Schultz has a big mouth, and I am entitled to that opinion. And Mr. Schultz likes to poke the ideals of conservatives every chance he gets, as well as stick his thumb in the eye of our current president. And he is entitled to do so. This is still democratic America, despite Obama’s best attempts to socialize it. But, dear reader, it is also my right not to take my ridiculous $100 per week habit to his competitor. And as of right now, that is exactly what I have decided, along with many other conservatives in the #boycottstarbucks movement. It would do Mr. Schultz well to remember that half his customer base is Conservative and don’t particularly like being poked by someone selling them coffee.
I hear Dunkin Donuts makes a pretty mean Medium Latte and I bet they have almond milk, too.