Saturday, April 29, 2006

Being Politically correct.,...

Was waiting for a friend, hanging out at a Starbucks. With just a coffee and nothing to read with me, I picked up these random pamphlets they had up there.

There was one reading 'Starbucks giving back to the community'.

I think Interesting!
People always say bad things about these corporations, perhaps they do not deserve it. It was cool, about how they were investing in various envoirmental stuff, buying fair trade coffee etc. So far so good.

They had this description in the end...facts and figures of how much stuff they buy, how many people they employ, men women etc... one of these categories was people of color!!

I was just very amused. Amused by the contradiction...

4 comments:

kittu said...

haha... reminded me of this movie "thankyou for smoking"... looks like thats exactly the statistics they need to put out to gain goodwill from people...

ligne said...

yep yep..it is kind of like that. It was an honest attempt to impress :)

Bdeshini said...

Actually, I think Starbucks is also pretty nice towads it's employees. I have heard that it gives health insurance to it's part time employees, which is not common elsewhere.

But, on the other hand, Starbucks on every corner is not only nauseating but it also drives all other coffee shops out of business . . .

ligne said...

I suppose the big corporates cannot be all bad na? There was this huge article in NY times about how Sam's club's wholesale prices are helping small buisnesses get cheap services.
So its the same stuff which is putting htem out of business which is helping them..What irony!