Monday, February 26, 2007

Should I Take My Coffee with Cream or Sugar?

How many customers has Starbucks lost due to this infamous cup? Surely not enough to matter, but the corporation can count yet another regular patron lost. I told H about the cup on Saturday when he mentioned wanting to stop at the new Starbucks for some coffee on our way to a friend’s house. Starbucks is now dead to him. We went to the adjacent Dunkin Donuts instead while giving Starbucks the evil eye as we passed.

We both agreed that if the first sentence had been left out, it would have been a great quote. Why suggest that adoption is just for the infertile, and why call people seeking treatment desperate? It seems to me that going through the adoption process involves just as much work, stress, money, heartache and worry as IF treatments in order to bring a child into your life (unless you’re Angelina perhaps, who I do applaud for showing people that you don’t have to be infertile to adopt). Both ways create a family, and both require careful consideration and a deep love of children. One method should not be deemed desperate. And that, Starbucks, is the way I see it. If you haven’t already read it, A Little Pregnant’s send up of how the quote was created is brilliant.

1 comment:

Carla said...

Emmie, I am right beside you on this one. I can only hope that Ms. Johnson realizes how ignorant and thoughtless that first sentence makes her sound. I'd put her right up there with the ignorant and thoughtless people who tell me to "just relax". Who ask me if I'm sure my husband and I are doing it right. Who tell me that maybe I'm just not meant to have children. On good days, I can ignore them. On bad days, watch out!