At Starbucks, some customers give 'Black Lives Matter' as name so baristas will shout the phrase


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/15/at-starbucks-some-customers-g.html


#2

This is kind of sweet, but there’s an awful child inside of me that’s already coming up with ways to exploit this for funny.


#3

Didn’t that jackass Feuerstein (sp?) Already do this for “Merry Christmas?” I thought it was harmless then and see it the same way now.

Harmless = Pointless


#4

I beg to differ, Pointless can be/have meaning. In my humble opine.


#5

I know just what I’m going to give as my name…


#6

Sure, you can tell them that’s what your name is, but what finally makes it onto the cup?


#7

Check out the actual inspiration for Moe:

Warning: NSFW Language.


#8

That would be an interesting confrontation.

“… aaand your name, please?”
“HashtagBlackLivesMatter.”
"It’ll be two minutes."
Five minutes later…
“HashtagAllLivesMatter?”


#9

Less political, but weren’t people using the name Primrose Everdeen a few years ago so that they could yell “I volunteer as tribute” when the barista shouted it?


#10

Sweet!

Guess what? You can also rename your pokemon in poke mongo and if you leave them in a gym then everyone can see your names.


#11

I remember they tried to introduce the “give your name” thing in *$ over here a few years ago.

It didn’t go down well. At all.Lots of people gave fake names, joke names, refused to give thir name, or went elsewhere.

I think they eventually just withdrew the policy of asking.

However, it did lead to the best comment ever given on a BBC news story:

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the
North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor,
Marcus Aurelius; father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife;
and I will have my skinny latte with an extra shot, in this life or the
next!


#12

Having a Starbucks barista blurt it out as part of a business transaction seems to cheapen the message.


#13

“Blech Lives Matter!” ~ Mad Magazine, March 1975 (reprinted 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)*

Also, on-topic, paying Starbucks corp to say something that you can say for free seems a poor use of resources.

 

  • h/t childhood

#14

I’m going to order my next Vanilla Steamer like this.


#15

“A vanilla steamer for black lives matter”?


#16

Nobody is commenting on the username “pussymom”?


#17


#18

Flat Whites Matter


#19

If that’s sweet tea going out at 9:30AM it may as well be #BlackLivesMatter
Almost panicked it wasn’t a frappuccino and threw 4 rosemary infusion shots in there.


#20

Now I’m dying to tell them my name is “Short Finger Vulgarian.”