Follow Friday – Starbucks

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This week’s Follow Friday post focuses on the Starbucks Red Cup controversy.  Not because I think the red cup is scandalous.   I actually enjoyed my first grande peppermint hot chocolate of the season in said red cup yesterday.   I am happy to report that I did not pull a fast one on the barista by telling her my name is Merry Christmas nor did I feel compelled to share my own story on the red cup that according to Starbucks “mimics a blank canvas” or alternately turn into the anti-Christ.  I just spent  an afternoon drinking peppermint hot chocolate out of a cup that happens to be red while using Starbucks free Wi-Fi.  My choice for this week’s #FF post stems from a post I published earlier this week, What’s a Red Cup Got To Do With It? and my curiosity to see what other bloggers had to say about the red cups.

Blog:

Celebrate Kindness

Post I commented on:

Good Cheer

My Comment:

I love that you turned the red cup into an opportunity for a random act of kindness.  I also find it interesting that she could tell you are a teacher.  I think the good teachers, the ones destined to teach do have a demeanor that says “I’m a teacher who was destined to shape lives.”

How Social Are They:

Twitter and Pinterest.

Blog:

Blake Responds

Post I commented on:

Starbucks’ New Red Cup: A (hopefully) new perspective on the seasonal situation

My Comment:

I think you said exactly what needed to be said in your closing paragraph: “I don’t know where you stand on this topic but, if you’re still making up your mind, remember that sometimes a red cup is nothing more than a red cup.”

How Social Are They:

Not at all – that is I couldn’t find any links to social media platforms.

Blog:

FLOS

Post I commented on:

A Positive Letter to Starbucks and Its Customers

My Comment:

Interesting take on the red cup controversy or faux controversy.  I think from everything I’ve read and heard there are far fewer people upset by the red cup than one might think.  I agree with the sentiment about not getting upset over the lack of snowmen on coffee cups.  I would like to see more of a movement away from the generic let me not offend anyone Happy Holidays and that its accepted to say Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah or Happy Kwanzaa without offending anyone.  Celebrate our different traditions and not try to conceal them by blending them under one Happy Holiday umbrella.

How Social Are They:

Not at all – that is I couldn’t find any links to social media platforms.

Until next Friday.

Image courtesy of gratisography and edited with PicMonkey.

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