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So apparently Starbucks have ‘partnered’ with mermaids

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Kenworthington Wed 29-Jan-20 13:57:12

So the manager of my local one told me today. She looked aghast when I said I didn’t agree with it then as I started explaining, she had to take a drive through order. We had been chatting about my eldest ds being gay and she obv thought I’d approve of this collaboration. Hah. . I’m thinking of writing down where I stand on it and passing it to her. I take my elderly mum in there every day for a coffee and pastry. Not any more. Sigh. I hate thats it’s made me ‘that’ person

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Orangecatfish Wed 29-Jan-20 14:13:15

What is ‘that’ person?

aliasundercover Wed 29-Jan-20 14:20:31

I cannot find anything about this online - just lots of stuff about Starbuck’s having a mermaid as a logo.

Langbannedforsafeguardingkids Wed 29-Jan-20 14:22:47

'that' person is a person who is concerned about the assault on the safeguarding of children and dismantling of women's rights, and who won't stay silent for an easy life.

You should be proud OP to be 'that' person, uncomfortable though it can be.

That manager may thank you if you do explain to her. I am immensely grateful to the women of FWR just as I'm grateful to anyone who gives me information that will help me keep my kids safe and challenge safeguarding failures. Let us know how you get on.

Mockers2020Vision Wed 29-Jan-20 14:24:58

This is the Starbucks that claims never to have made a profit in the UK because it buys its coffee from itself at twenty million times the global market price?

Support your local independent coffee shop that pays its taxes.

Lumene Wed 29-Jan-20 14:26:25

Have they partnered with them? Not seen anything about this. Are you sure you got the right end of the stick?

Langbannedforsafeguardingkids Wed 29-Jan-20 14:28:16

Well, even if they haven't actually partnered with Mermaids the charity - explaining to the manager will probably peak trans another woman so it's all good....

Kenworthington Wed 29-Jan-20 14:56:56

It’s def mermaids the charity. She told me. Whether it’s just that one cafe rather than the whole company I don’t know. We go there because I can park immediately outside and my mum is elderly and infirm and can’t walk far. It’s convenient. I don’t choose to go there if I’m on my own.

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Beamur Wed 29-Jan-20 14:57:13

Their lack of paying tax has put me off going there for years!

ScapaFlo Wed 29-Jan-20 15:02:26

The charging of emergency workers for water while they were dealing with 9/11 has made me avoid Starbucks for 18+ years already. Don't need another excuse.

stillathing Wed 29-Jan-20 15:06:22

I'd love to boycott them but I already do because their coffee is rank.

BritneyPeedOnALadybug Wed 29-Jan-20 15:15:32

I think either you or her have got the wrong end of the stick. There’s nothing online about this at all and even if it is true and it’s not public knowledge (yet) then the manager shouldn’t be telling customers about it anyway.

HandsOffMyLangCleg Wed 29-Jan-20 15:27:30

The only mermaid I can see reference to at the moment is the one on the logo.

But nothing would surprise me with such a collaboration/transaction.

Green has access to decision makers up and down the country.

Joisanofthedales Wed 29-Jan-20 16:21:47

scapaflo I had no idea that Starbucks did that on 9/11. Disgusting. That and a possible link to mermaids mean here is another business that has lost my custom. Thank God there are a lot of great independent coffee shops in the town where I live so I won't go short on good coffee.

PrinkingPreening Wed 29-Jan-20 16:33:12

Haha yes stillathing I'm with you there!

Babdoc Wed 29-Jan-20 16:36:05

I rather like my DD’s approach to Starbucks. She never buys their coffee on principle, as she objects to their tax evasion, but she goes into their shops purely to use the toilet at their expense.
When the staff sometimes shout across to ask if she’s actually a customer, DD shouts back “No, but unlike you I pay my taxes, so I’m getting my money’s worth!”

BillyCotton Wed 29-Jan-20 16:41:07

I love your daughter Babdocgrin

MermaidUnicorn Wed 29-Jan-20 16:50:44

Sounds like perhaps SB have got Mermaids as (a) charity of the year this year (charities can apply to be selected by corporate organisations). Often there's a shortlist of charities that customers/staff then vote on and an overall winner is chosen. If this is the case, then I think a few (thousand) emails explaining exactly what Mermaids have got up to is in order..

SunsetBeetch Wed 29-Jan-20 16:54:06

I don't buy their sorry excuse for coffee anyway.

jamrollyolly Wed 29-Jan-20 16:57:10

Babcock- your daughter is Ace!

Redshoeblueshoe Wed 29-Jan-20 16:59:12

Babdoc I'm stealing that

Coyoacan Wed 29-Jan-20 17:57:44

This is the Starbucks that claims never to have made a profit in the UK because it buys its coffee from itself at twenty million times the global market price?

Yeap, I never buy there myself, but this might motivate me to be a bit more annoying with my friends and family that do buy there.

WeetabixBananaHipsterFFS Wed 29-Jan-20 20:45:18

Their coffee tastes like burning tyres.

Doyoumind Fri 31-Jan-20 09:59:52

I've just read that Starbucks are indeed partnering with Mermaids. They are aiming to raise £100k through sales of special cookies. They are also launching an ad this weekend where a transgender teen is trying out their new name.

EverardDigby Fri 31-Jan-20 10:34:47

* They are also launching an ad this weekend where a transgender teen is trying out their new name*

Surely lots of possiblities for this to backfire given how appalling Starbucks are at getting names right....

I only really go in them when travelling, so my few coffees a month won't be hard to give up.

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