I have been besieged by these people lately so here they are, for your reading pleasure... hate mail and stupid postings from the Starbucks Posse.
My comments are in white.
Date: Tuesday May 09th, 2000 01:18 PM
hey, i work at starbucks and i enjoy it and i posted many postthat seem to get taken off. Before,judging on 1 experience why won't you let people stick up for the company too! Take both sides.
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a clue? Post your squishy ideas somewhere else, for example, try to find an ilovestarbucks.com website, or get off your mocha decaf booty and make one. Name: Starbucks employee
Date: Sunday March 05th, 2000 03:22 AM
I happened to stumble upon this site. It saddens me greatly that people are so full of hate. Sure not everbody likes Starbucks coffee, but not everybody likes tomatoes. Are you going to start Bitching about people who sell tomatoes and like tomatoes? Think about it? Aren't you being a little imature? This is the best job that I have ever had. You can't expect everybody to like everything. The way I see it is that you're jelous that one man made it and your still sitting in front of your computer wishing it was you. Sorry but, Get a Life!
Just in case you were curious, this is the most common type of negative correspondence to the site. Who are they? How much time do they waste traveling to sites that they don't agree with trying to lobby for a corporate monster and influence people by saying brilliant things like "get a life" ?
These lovely people are true hypocrites. Don't go to a site with different opinions from yours and insult people. Jeez. And once again, the site is ihatestarbucks.com not ihateeverything.com or even ihatetomatoes.com.
Hey cARLA looks like Starbucks is calling your hometown girl buff. Give up, and get out of the way the 'Starbucks will be there to stay
I have no idea what that means.
I first of all want to point out to you that Starbuck's is the number one coffee house in the world because of one reason. It sells good coffee! Not only does Starbuck's benefit the community by donating their goods to the homes of older people but also because we give to the community what they want. I bet if you worked at Starbuck's you would love it. They benefit employees so much. Also a lot of people wouldn't have jobs if there wasn't a place to work. I don't understand why you hate it so much and waste your time on even complaining. Don't tell me you haven't enjoyed a cup of coffee there before. If your one of "those" who destroy everything that is corporate, maybe look at the clothes you are wearing. Are any of your shoes from Adidas? You then are considered a hypocrite in my book. Don't think I am trying to blasphemy your web site, all I am saying that maybe if you didn't judge things so much you can actually stop and appreciate that you can actually get a cup of coffee in America where in other countries it's even hard to get a piece of bread.
I don't think they sell good coffee. I think that it is generic, and that is what people like. It is also bitter.
I applaud Starbucks giving away their "goods" (and I use "goods" lightly) but do older people need coffee?
I'm not wasting my time complaining. There are enough enlightened people in the world willing to share their own experiences and stories. I don't hate everything. The URL is www.ihatestarbucks.com not www.ihateeverything.com
Blasphemy isn't a verb, it is a noun. Blaspheme is the word you are looking for.
In countries where it is hard to get a piece of bread, a lot of people are picking beans to make you grande lattés, underpaid and undernourished.
Isn't there enough hate in the world? Why do you have to "hate" starbucks? I hate that Pseudo-Jungian psycho-babble has become the norm, but I'm not going to make a website about it. "Looser"!?!:
I get a lot of email of people calling me "looser". What am I looser than? How do you know? Have you been reading my diary? If you are going to call someone a loser, at least spell it right. It really helps with the credibility.
When I accidently came across this web site I was curious to learn why anyone would exert their energy to HATE STARBUCKS. After reading the first 20 messages I realized who these "haters" are. They are un-educated, un-informed and largely un-civilized cretons. Not one message of the 20 had perfect grammer or spelling. Most made no sense and all were simply bitter, lazy people who are jealous of the success of Starbucks.
This is a great one. Not content to call me a "looser" she called everyone who posts on the website "cretons". I think she meant "cretins", but I wasn't entirely certain. English, it has to be said, has a lot of words. So I looked it up. The closest thing I could find was:
Pronunciation: 'krE-"tän, kri-'
Etymology: French, from Creton, Normandy
: a strong cotton or linen cloth used especially for curtains and upholstery
This is another case of someone reaching just a bit too high intellectually to make an argument sound more sharp. In fact, D.S. you have proved who is the real cretin.
I won't go into the fact that you spelled grammar wrong.
Higher, faster and stronger has to do with the olympics, not your sad attempts to use biting rhetoric. Stick to mouth-breathing, T.V. watching and snack food eating.