Starbucks will shut down on May 29 to train employees: “Starbucks to Shut 8,000 U.S. Stores for Racial-Bias Training After Arrests” (nytimes). In other words, the company will run re-education camps without the heat and humidity of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Could we use the same day to run a re-education camp for Starbucks customers? Let me start on the syllabus and readers can fill in the details…
- Lesson 1: There is a place called “McDonald’s” where insiders can purchase coffee for 99 cents and, even more miraculously, the food does not come out of a microwave.
- Lesson 2: latte is actually “milk,” a drink for baby mammals.
- Advanced Topics: How to obtain free refills on coffee at Panera.