I figure it is just me, but the Starbucks logo makes me think of the blessing of the fishing fleet in San Pedro, and Mary Queen of the Sea.
At any rate, this is Saint Valentine's Day and so I drove down to the Hess Gas Station on the north edge of UMass Lowell South Campus. I put $20 of gas♠ in the tank of my car and then parked it at the gas station and walked up to the Starbucks at the O'Leary Library.♥
When I got to Starbucks I ordered a brownie and a medium (grande) hot chocolate. Then I paid for the items with three two dollar bills (Jeffersons). This was a bit of a shock to the cashier. She said something to the effect, "Look at that, two dollar bills. We have never had them before".
So much for the idea that those who support the Second Amendment were going to use two dollar bills at Starbucks today, in support of Starbuck's support of the Second Amendment. This action came about because those opposed to the Second Amendment and the right of US Citizens to bear arms said that folks should boycott Starbucks on Saint Valentine's Day due to the fact that Starbucks allows those with a CC permit to carry in the store, in states where that is legal.
Of course, this is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Notwithstanding the reduction in gas consumption and the increase in supply, it looks like gas prices are going up. People are talking $4.00 per gallon and maybe $5.00 per gallon. But, it is a prediction, and like all predictions subject to revision.
♥ I sure would like them to bring the books back to the O'Leary Library. The North Campus is not the place for South Campus course library materials.
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