Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I don't know what to do, don't know what to do

While competitors take advantage of Starbucks' closure, Starbucks themselves is bragging about it:

Starbucks will be closed for 3 ½ hours. That’s 210 minutes or 12,600 seconds.

Approximately 7,100 Starbucks stores across the country will temporarily shut their doors to the public.

More than 135,000 baristas in the United States will be trained in a matter of hours.

That amounts to almost a half a million hours of training in one night.

Now Starbucks doesn't necessarily want you to patronize the competition, so they suggest some alternate things to do with your time.

“12,600 Seconds in Time” – 5 GREAT THINGS TO DO IN JUST 3 ½ HOURS

1. Thinking of a change in hair color? A full color with highlights takes just about 3 hours.

2. Watch almost all of the nominated short films.

3. When was the last time you made a home cooked meal? You can roast an 8lb -12lb turkey in 3 ½ hours.

4. What better time to organize those closets, it’s a jump start on spring cleaning.

5. After patiently waiting 12,601 seconds, head to Starbucks to get that espresso!

Hmmm...I've been trying to push the tag #twittout to refer to a Twitter outage, planned or otherwise. Should I start pushing the tag #starbout?

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