So Sean gets me an espresso/cappuccino maker on Mother's Day so I'll stop spending so much damn money at Starbucks, because he knows how much I love my lattes and café mochas. I find it more than just a coincidence that I read this headline the other day.
Starbucks to close 600 stores nationwide
Slow consumer spending leads to more cutbacks
By Wailin Wong Chicago Tribune reporter July 1, 2008
Starbucks Corp. will begin shuttering 600 stores nationwide at the end of July, cutting about 7 percent of its global workforce as it sheds unprofitable locations and responds to a drop-off in consumer spending
Was I really spending that much there? It looks as if the empire is crumbling folks. My apologies. I meant no harm.