I e-mailed their corporate office when the Brady Bunch first went after them, and received a very nice response. After they held the line on staying in compliance with the law, I e-mailed them again to thank them. Since I believe in putting my money where my mouth is, I figured I might as well check out their website and see what they sell that I might like.
Well, in addition to a great hot chocolate, they have these:
Red Velvet Cupcakes!
I love Red Velvet Cake and have made it from scratch many times in years gone by. As recipes go, it's a huge pain in the rear. How often I made it was pretty much a function of how long it took the memory of just how big a pain it was to fade.
These cupcakes have the double advantage that somebody else has the mess to clean up, and they're just enough to satisfy the craving without inconvenient leftovers. You know, the kind you feel compelled to eat because good food shouldn't go to waste. Or should that be spelled waist?
So now Starbucks has a new, loyal, armed* customer. Had it not been for the Brady panty-wetting, I'm sure I still would have never set foot inside one of their stores.
So thanks, Brady Depend-Soiling Campaign To Prevent Gun Ownership And Effective Self Defense. If not for you, I would not be a regular 1911-carrying Starbucks customer today.
* While open carry is legal in Nebraska, I prefer concealed since I have that option and appreciate its many advantages.