When do we want justice? After I drink this venti caramel macchiato:
A Starbucks coffee shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia reportedly refused to serve women, a claim that the corporate giant was swiftly forced to deny.
A Twitter user by the name of Manar N posted an image of a message outside Starbucks which read, “Please no entry for ladies only send your driver to order – thank you.”
Holy stale biscotti, Batman!
A spokesunit for Starbuck’s had this to say:
“That was a temporary sign during a store renovation. This store now accommodates all customers in accordance with local law.”
And since there is no actual *local law* in Saudi Arabia (the Koran is used to dictate everything from A – Z), kick back and relax, grab yourself a $6 latte, and let The Mayor warm your lower cockles as he reads to you a few *local laws* that the Saudi’s embrace:
- Banned: Selling or wearing anything red on Valentine’s Day
- Banned: The mixing of sexes at malls and restaurants (Starbuck’s must get a reprieve from this, of course)
- Banned: Gyms and sports for women
- Banned: women driver’s
- Banned: Other religions
- Women are not allowed to do most of the jobs that men can do in Saudi Arabia.
- Women under 45 must either travel with a husband or father or else hold a permission form signed by a male guardian.
But as long as the cappuccino’s flow like sweet, light crude, these minor indiscretions can and will be pooh poohed. After all, Starbuck’s has promised to hire 10,000 refugees, supports BLM in a yuuuuge way, and is into every last leftist cause they can dig up, and even though Saudi is responsible to this day for stoning queer’s to death, supressing women’s and foreigner rights, etc, this can be overlooked because at least the Starbuck’s brass has good intentions.
And what did T.S. Eliot have to say about intentions?
“Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.”
And that, my friends, is the dollop of whipped cream on the grande espresso con panna.