Okay, ‘tis not true, but check out the mounting evidence:
The Starbucks Situation
People love to hate Starbucks. Why is this? Is it because Starbucks puts the little ma and pa shops out of business? If so, let’s review: The ma and pa shops provide jobs only to one or two people—sometimes three. Starbucks, on the other hand, supplies jobs to thousands. If the ma and pa shops want to stay in business, they need to get competitive. That’s how it works in a capitalist society. If you don’t like it, move to Sweden.
If you hate Starbucks because their coffee sucks, that’s a totally different situation with a simple resolution: Don’t buy it.
Is there something that I’m missing? Do they promote slave labor? Are they not contributing to society? I don’t get it. Please fill me in.
Claiming that 9 to 5 Jobs are for Boring Corporate Robots.
Yeah, some are, but this claim is so 1998. It's usually the claim of artists who are working night jobs while pursuing their creative dreams. Why can’t people pursue the same dreams while working 9 – 5 jobs? Is that not campy enough? Does that diminish street cred? Hmmm.
I’ve been on both sides and, quite frankly, you’re taking it in the ass either way. There are way too many variables here—all of which work to make this an empty statement. Furthermore, people who make this claim are trying to compensate for something they’re lacking. If you’re talented and motivated, you’ll make it. If you’re not, you won’t.
People Blaming McDonalds for the “Obesity Epidemic”
This one is ridiculous. It’s no secret that McDonalds food isn’t good for you. If you eat it every day, you’re going to get fat. Period.
“Advertisers Responsible for Rise of Consumerism”
No, “Consumers Responsible for Rise of Consumerism.”
“George Bush sounded like a complete jackass in his recent interview, which aired this morning on The Today Show.”
Boy, did he ever…
(Watch the clip here: 8 painful minutes of stupidity.)