I call your bluff. You aren’t going to give up your high-falutent java fix and here are three reasons why:
- You’re as addicted to that expresso as I am to books and superhero TV shows. Come on, if you weren’t, then you’d dust off the coffee maker and brew it at home (or the office) like the rest of us that balk at sitting in line for 20 minutes and paying $5 a cup. You aren’t going to stop. You can’t. You’d have done it already if you could.
- A trip to Starbucks is as much a part of your social life as it is about your caffeine fix. You go for the atmosphere and experience as much as for the coffee. Again, we go back to reason #1. It’s a luxury in your life that you enjoy. You aren’t going to cut out the coffeehouse experience any more than I’m giving up my fictional friends.
- You’re complaining about disposable cups that are going in the trash can as soon as you finish drinking that mixture of insanity. And deep down, you know that’s stupid.
Come on, everybody, let’s be real. This is the kind of stuff that makes Christians look bad. Jesus doesn’t want you fussing over cups when we live in a world with sickness, poverty, death, politics, and radical terrorism. The world has enough troubles without making up more. Then again, if you’re life is so good that you have the mental and emotional energy to get worked up over paper cups, then your life is to be envied.
But perhaps I underestimate America’s caffeine addition. If you do prove me wrong and go through with the boycott, then why not donate that money to charity, or use it to buy a toy for a child in need this Christmas? It may be worth it if you channel that time and money to a person or cause in need.
As for me, I’ll keep brewing my Dunkin Doughnuts coffee in my own kitchen, thank you very much, and I’ll drink it from ceramic mugs. I have a nice collection between my china collections, traveling and gifts – I even have a Christmas collection of mugs with Angels, nativities, poinsettias, snowmen, and Santa. No protest from Rick and the birds there, and they’re good for spiced cider and hot chocolate, and are dishwasher safe, too. That’s multipurposing!
That’s my humble take on it. It will be interesting to see where the Starbucks cup wars take us next.
That’s all today. Take care, and have a great week.