The Irish Times website is carrying a story today that Starbucks has experienced a downturn in coffee sales in the US in recent months and is not as economically bulletproof as they may have previously thought.
This makes perfect sense to me. When your negative equity hell kicks in and leaves a sour and bitter taste in your mouth and curdles your stomach, the absolute last thing you need to drink is a cup of overpriced shit coffee that will only add to your intenstinal woes.
And for the record, I’m a big coffee drinker. I gave it up for Lent once. The children of Bolivia apparently had no new shoes for Easter Mass. It’s just that what American’s call coffee I, erm… um… don’t.