Starbucks and Donald Trump : Election Day hangover

Yesterday was a pretty historic day here in America. Over the last year and a half or so (Doesn't it feel like 5 years?!) we have heard opinions and promises from all sides of the campaign. It's been full of drama, hate, ignorance, and maybeeeee a little compassion, but regardless...we now have an official President-elect, Donald J. Trump. 

On this post election day it pains me to see so much hate being spread throughout our communities and country. It's appalling to see grown adults acting out based on a matter of a difference of opinion. This is NOT what it means to be an American you guys! This is NOT what it's about. It's about that damn green cup from Starbucks!

You know what I'm talking about! The green cup that caused an uproar because people thought it was the official Holiday cup but it wasn't actually the Holiday cup but they lost their shit anyway and completely ignored the meaning behind Starbucks genius marketing. Yeah. You know!

 Image: Starbucks

Image: Starbucks

On November 1, the infamous cup was released featuring a “mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke,” which the company says represents community and unity in a time of political divisiveness. A single line connects the figures. A coffee farmer, a family, a barista, friends embracing.

“The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other,” said Howard Schultz, chairman and ceo. 

It's like they knew what was coming. Imagine that! So maybe we can all learn a little something from Mr. Schultz. Maybe we should take his lead and unite as one. Let's work together to show our children and grandchildren what it means to love each other, respect each other, and work together even if we don't see eye to eye. Let's show them that we are ONE! Just like we got over the green cup, let's get over the election results. Let's focus on uniting to turn this country around. Let's focus on the delicious coffee that fills those cups, no matter what color they may be. (Eggnog latte anyone?)

 

Don't be a drama llama! OK?

P.S. Red cups are released tomorrow! See you in line!