We’re not a nation of “hamburger flippers”—we’re a nation of hamburger flippers and coffee pourers! Hooray for us!
While we’re on the topic....why do hamburger flippers get maligned while coffee pourers hold an esteemed position in society? For starters, a coffee pourer can easily be replaced by a vending machine. It’s much easier to make and pour your own coffee than it is to make your own burger. So where do coffee pourers get their holier-than-thou ‘tude?
I think it started when the art fags decided that consuming large quantities of coffee was healthier than consuming meat and they all started hanging out in coffee shops. Some of them decided to dedicate their lives to their passion after graduating college with a liberal arts degree. With no job skills and an ego the size of Detroit, they dubbed themselves “baristas” to counter the “loser” image. Yeah, that’s probably it.
I have never had a Starbucks coffee, because what it represents is inherently degenerate, and almost perfectly represents what had gone way wrong in the US over the last 50 years. If you have some kind of insane desire to spend $4.50 for a freaking cup of coffee, buy a very good $1.00 coffee from McDonalds or Dunkin’ Doughnuts, and give $3.50 to a charity that actually does some good. I guarantee that cup of coffee will taste just great.
When I chose my screen name MANY, MANY years ago, I felt the same way about degenerate yuppie crap. At least yuppies could actually afford to be wasteful.