I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker. I don’t like the aftertaste. However, I love the smell of coffee. I’ll go to Starbucks and order an Earl Grey Tazo Tea just to savor the smell of the coffee while drinking my tea! I’m crazy, I know.
But, after reading this CNN article, I will no longer give my business to Starbucks. I don’t know if California is one of the 43 states that allow people to tote guns around with them. But the last thing I want is to be in a Starbucks, which allows their patrons to bring their guns into their stores if state law permits it, with patrons drinking their new 31 ounce coffee!
Now some hair-trigger, gun-toting, chip-on-his-shoulder nitwit with the caffein jitters can pretend he’s back in the wild, wild west when he gets in an argument with the barista over the temperature of his grande mocha latte. No thanks.
If people feel the need to have guns in their homes to protect them, that’s their business. If people feel the need to have guns for the sport of hunting, that’s their business. But I’ve worked with the public too long to trust most people’s spur of the moment judgement. Put a gun in their hands at the Starbucks?! No, I won’t be around to see how this turns out.
Starbucks, you just lost a customer.