So - if you're on social media at all you already know that Starbucks has changed their cups to be a solid red from a seasonally decorated cup - and people are going crazy.
I mean, crazy. As if someone took the joy out of Christmas, and it's only early November.
People, Starbucks has had red cups for years, right?
Have you known anyone who has cried because they removed the designs from these new ones?
Because I'm happy to say I don't.
And if you do? If your friends are the ones who are pissed about the new Starbucks red cups?
You might want to stop and reevaluate your friendship. Because dude - there is so much more to be upset about in our world than the kind of cups Starbucks uses. For serious.
This is something I would categorize as beyond a first world problem. When you're spending somewhere between $4 and $8 bucks for a special and pretty cuppa coffee and you're upset that your cup is not Christian enough? You need to reevaluate your priorities. Big time.
I normally don't write about these ridiculous kinds of news stories, but this one? It just bothered me. Maybe the hoopla is not quite as bad as it's being made out to be. Maybe people really don't care about the cups. I don't know. But I've seen enough ridiculous chatter about it to think that it's a legitimate issue for some people. So - yeah - I couldn't not write something.
In the meantime, if you're so inclined, send someone an eGift from Starbucks and they'll make a donation to the USO to support our military service providers who are transitioning out of their service roles.
Also, if you're interested in shopping at Starbucks and want to see what sort of holiday cheer they DO have available? Look...
Because this looks SO anti-Christmas to me. Don't you agree?
I mean, you'll even get a $5 Starbucks® Card with the purchase of a 2015 Advent Calendar! (While supplies last.)
Because, again, that's so anti-Christmas. Sigh.
People. Deck the halls and all that jazz, okay? Enjoy your holidays. I'll enjoy mine.
And let those of us who do shop at Starbucks enjoy our beverages of choice.
Cheers. Because me? I need all the caffeine. ALL. OF. IT.
*There are a few affiliate links in this post. I won't make all that much off of them, but should you use them you might just cover the cost of a tall toasted graham latte with almond milk. And I'd love you for it.*