Beginning tomorrow, you will no longer be able to have a cigarette at Starbucks, anywhere, even on the patio. They have decided to ban smoking within 25 feet of their business. Of course, that is a business move based on customer satisfaction surveys, and the general trend lately has been to plant the flag of a business squarely in the non-smoking camp. It was the will of the people, and the people were thrilled.
Recently, Starbucks admitted to using water from a faucet located a few feet from a urinal in a "dingy bathroom" in Hong Kong. They have apologized for this, but it was the only source of water in the vicinity. And it was marked "drinking water, for Starbucks only." People were not happy. One person, posting on the Starbucks Hong Kong Facebook Wall insisted that they "fire the idiot who thought up" this unique solution to the water supply dilemma.
In many ways this is a perfect example of life. One minute you are enjoying a latte while surfing the web in a hip, smoke free, wifi hotspot, living the good life. The next you are drinking coffee made with water from a dingy bathroom, barely big enough for a sink and a urinal. Enjoy the good times, keep your head down and try to hurry through the rough parts. And always remember the gas pedal is on the right, and the brake is the smaller one on the left, that will save you a lot of troubles. If there is a third pedal consult the manual, it might be decorative, what other explanation is there?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Judging situations by coffee,
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.