Letter: Straight from the hip
Starbucks’ shrewd marketing: By saying guns are not welcome, CEO Howard Schultz further cemented his money-making relations with his already liberal-leaning, gourmet-coffee-swilling clientele. What a masterful stroke of marketing brilliance. As if Starbuck’s was ever a popular hangout for the gun culture.
Late night comedian Conan O’Brien aptly encapsulated Schultz’s message when he said that if there’s any robbing to be done at Starbuck’s, it will be done by management and management alone.
I’ll have a tall coffee mocha, but please hold the shots of chocolate. Bang! Bang!