pee in Starbucks

This little town is exploding with chain stores and banks! What’s ma and pa to do? What’s an idealist to do? Cry?

No. Pee. That’s right, the next time you’re walking down your avenue/street of choice, and the need hits you, make a decision: will you pee in Molly’s House of Tea and Trinkets (not a real place) or at the Starbucks? Of course you’ll choose Starbucks because you don’t feel any human obligation to its owner or employee to buy anything first. Chains are great in that way – the way that they remove a lot of the human aspect of business and leave a hollow store with carbon copied recipes and logos.

Hey, I try to look on the brightside.

4 Comments so far

  1. Noah (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    Interesting idea, but I have rarely seen a Starbucks without a pee line…

    Also, those bathrooms are NASTY!

  2. Tracey (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:38 pm

    I totally agree with you. Plus, I’ve always felt this city is lacking in public restrooms, so really just gotta use what you can. Happy peeing!

  3. mamababoo (unregistered) on October 1st, 2007 @ 8:42 pm

    Hmm… I think I disagree on some points. First of all, Starbucks employs local people. It’s not just some big uber-corp, it’s people in your town working at a place that provides benefits.

    That said, I too hit up Starbucks for a bio-stop. When visiting New York I usually pick up a coffee or two a day and feel like I’ve done my part if I also stop in to use the facilities througout the day without another purchase.

    Contrary to a prior poster, most Starbucks’ restrooms I’be been in are clean. Occasionally I’ve been in one that gives me the heebie jeebs.

    Certainly Manhattan lacks in public restrooms. Even at theaters it’s hard to wait in line and still be on time for the second scene. Let alone wandering about town during the day. I’m not recommending Porta-Potties like in Paris. Too gross to enter. Just better access to restrooms for visitors.

  4. manix genabe (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    i totally agree with you. i experienced that when i visited nyc 8 years ago.

    keep posting!

    manix – philippines

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