Starbucks has a newish slogan; "Take Comfort in Rituals." Rather than be abstractly annoyed at them, I realized I already was - my ritual is not paying full price for coffee.
Secret .50c coffee
Just bring your own cup to Starbucks. Order a refill. Your coffee will be fifty cents.
I just saved you hundreds of dollars a year.
Send them to me?
My paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Ah, the rituals of commerce.
Also, the above-mentioned company has started selling something it calls "Micro-grounds."
To the uninitiated, that is "Instant Coffee."
Nice try though.
I am torn between a snide remark about Phil's alienation of all people whom circumstances force to work at Starbucks -- people who HATE the free refill thieves -- and abject pity for anyone who thinks Starbucks serves COFFEE. Burro Poop Tea is more like it.