Thursday, March 20, 2008

Well if the Starbucks guy says it.....

It must be true. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz out lined an economy in a "tailspin." So now I'm really worried, I mean if the once "affordable luxury" of a tall no-whip half-caff caramel macchiato is out of reach then whatever are we to do? This economy is built on American's charging affordable luxuries they can't afford. If Starbucks is sinking, then what next? Will people wait an entire year before getting their new iPod? What other "affordable luxuries" will be give up, the HDTV? the satellite TV service? the latest Aveda products? I mean we'll be reduced to a nation of folgers-drinking, regular tv watching, honda driving, bar soap using, old iPod listening, Neanderthals!

Or perhaps we'll focus our time and energy away from the creature comforts we have come to expect, and all get engaged in why our nation can't provide for its people. You know, like our grandparents.

(in the name of full disclosure, I am an iPhone carrying, starbucks drinking, apple computer using, netflix-subscribed, well fed member of the middle class)

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