Monday, January 09, 2006

 

STARBUCKS SUCKS!

Out of stock na ang Starbucks Planner! ‘Yung sister-in-law ko from Ormoc excited nu’ng Christmas break nila rito sa Manila dahil akala niya maipagpapalit na niya finally ‘yung kanyang Starbucks card na matiyaga niyang pinuno ng stickers by drinking gallons of coffee! Umuwi siya ng Ormoc na isang nerbiyosang walang planner.

Nu’ng isang araw sa Starbucks Galleria, may isang guy na padabog na nag-walk-out kasi wala pa ring planner. Sabi ng cashier baka raw January 16 pa sila magkakaroon, at ang dami na raw nagpa-reserve.

Well, maybe because it’s the Pinoy’s well-loved Starbucks, o dahil the Starbucks market is not the type who would want to cry foul immediately, kaya this Starbucks Planner fiasco goes on without much protest. I’m not familiar about the law, pero parang there’s some violation if an establishment promises to deliver something in exchange for buying their products tapos wala pala. Granting na magkakaroon na by January 16, half a month into the year na’yon. What’s the point of getting a planner that late? Besides, bago pa matapos ang taon ubos na ang stocks nila. ‘Di ba mali?!?

Tama ang “Latte Savings” na ina-advocate ni Oprah para makapag-ipon nang maayos. Sabi niya, just think of how much you will save kapag hindi ka nagla-latte lagi. Kaya nga binawasan ko ang pagsa-Starbucks ko. Lagi naman akong dapat decaf kundi manginginig akong sobra (yes, kahit mocha frap ko decaf dapat). Tapos kung magkape man ako, gusto ko may dessert na kasabay. Eh, alam naman nating lahat na hindi masarap ang pastries ng Starbucks, ‘di ba? Ang pinakagusto ko na sa Starbucks ang kanilang pink guava juice saka ‘yung sandwiches nila. Yeah, Starbucks Coffee pero juice at sandwich ang order ko. Labo!

Pero I must admit maganda ‘yung unang labas nila na planner. May Griffin & Sabine factor pa ito na mga postcards tapos ang ganda-ganda ng graphics. Kaya naman na-convince ako ng kanilang promo. Dumalas ang pagsa-Starbucks ko, at dahil walang sticker ang juice, Crème Brulee Frap ang inoorder ko na lang. Ang problema lang, tuwing inoorder ko ‘to, parang ayoko na ng crème brulee. Gusto ko…jell-o! (Cameron Diaz, ako ba’to?)

Finally binigay ko na lang ‘yung aking half-filled card sa Starstruck staff para everytime na magpapakape sila sa mga shoot sa’kin napupunta ‘yung sticker. ‘Yan ang dahilan kung bakit lahat kami sa Starstruck may Starbucks planners na.

And now that I write my schedule in this black Starbucks Planner am I happy with it? It’s definitely not worth the 2000 pesos I could have spent on their coffee just to get it. It’s a lot uglier and mukhang mas marupok than the first planner they issued. Kawawa naman ang mga tulad kong naloko ng Starbucks na patuloy pa rin nilang niloloko na maghintay for their own planner dahil madi-disappoint lang sila sa matatanggap nila.

Comments:
When living in Manhattan madalas ako sa Starbucks kasi in one block alone kung minsan dala-dalawa branches nila. But from what I was told, since Starbucks also attract a lot of kids after school, the staff would serve them decaf versions even if not specified. Very good idea, I think.
 
hmmm...i wonder kung ginagawa nila 'yan dito sa pilipinas? they probably should considering napaka-popular ng starbucks dito kahit sa mga bata. 'yung mga pamangkin ko nga kasama 'yan sa vocabulary nila alongside mcdonald's and jollibee.

thansk for your comment, senor enrique!
 
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