Saturday, July 14, 2007
Starbucks sticks it to the 'solution'
I don't often buy coffee at Starbucks, so maybe I'm not the first to notice this disturbing sticker trend. (see photo) Why on earth have they done away with marking the cups by hand, using the checkboxes that are printed right onto the cups for that very purpose?
Instead, someone decided that slapping a big 'ol sticker onto each paper cup is better, using even more paper, ink and adhesive (not to mention the energy needed to run a custom sticker-printing device next to each barista). All this for a flippin' cup of coffee.
I never did go to Starbucks very often. It'll be even less often now.
As Mitch Hedberg would say, "We do not need to bring ink and paper into this!"