Saturday, 13 November 2010

Starbucks - Do you get it ?

You know, I just don't get the Starbucks experience.

Today in Sheffield; Long queues, indifferent staff, dirty tables and £5.95 for a christmas motif coffee thermos (x 3) for family members. Where do these people get off charging £3 and £4 for a latte??

There was, however, a fantastically talented saxophone player outside Mothercare, next to John Lewis in Sheffield today playing the most remarkable rendition of 'Central Park West" (Coltrane) from the iconic 1964 album Coltranes Sound.  This warranted a reasonable donation. 

What else did I notice today; Larger than average numbers of shoppers out pre-Christmas shopping in Fargate and the Moor, Amnesty International street charity hawkers almost tripping shoppers up with their over-friendly 'Hello Sir" patter. I've also stopped buying The Big Issue because there's never anything newsworthy or featury about Sheffield or South Yorkshire in it - It's all Leeds and Manc. Ha\s anyone else noticed this?

Here's a picture of a cup of tea and a piece of cake we had in Doncaster this year which didn't add up to the cost of a Starbucks latte...go figure !

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