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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    GLENPOOL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police chief says an officer bought Starbucks for 911 dispatchers working on Thanksgiving only to find that the word “PIG” was printed on the cups’ labels.

    The officer notified Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara, who called the store and spoke to a manager. O’Mara says they offered to reprint the computer-generated labels, but he took to social media and posted the photo. It has since gone viral.
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    The employee involved stated later that it was a 'joke.' He offered to reprint the cup labels.
    Interesting to me was the managers response. Bring the coffee back, we'll pour it in a different cup.

    Management suspended (not fired) the responsible "barrister" pending investigation.

    What's to investigate? This is reason 628 I don't patronize Starbucks.

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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Starbucks fires employee who gave police officer coffee labeled 'PIG' | TheHill

    Starbucks fires employee who gave police officer coffee labeled 'PIG'

    Starbucks has fired an employee who gave a police officer a cup of coffee that had "PIG" as the name printed on the label after an investigation into the incident, the company said Friday.

    "The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy," said a company spokesperson in a statement.
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    'Partner'? I've never been in a Starbucks but there is always an incredibly long drive up line by the nearest one to me. It's almost like they're giving the stuff away.
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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Glenpool, OK is suburban Tulsa. The demographics numbers show a 33% increase i the population since the 2000 census.Not a Ph.D. among them, I'll bet.

    Oil was discovered by wildcatters in 1905 but that has pretty much been used up. Glenpool is today mainly a commuter town for Tulsa. It is also in Tornado Alley.
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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Huh; they still use that as an insult?

    That just seems so....1960's or 70's.
    "today's pig, tomorrow's bacon"?
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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Well it is Okla freakin homa….

    The young folks think it's the 60's and the old folks think it's the 40's....
    You might want to visit downtown Tulsa.
    A lot has changed.

    There's a new power player in town and she's been buying up and renovating Tulsa's historic landmarks and infusing a ton of rock and roll love into these places at a remarkably fast pace.

    Her name is Teresa Knox and I am proud that she thinks of me as a friend.

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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Glenpool, OK is suburban Tulsa. The demographics numbers show a 33% increase i the population since the 2000 census.Not a Ph.D. among them, I'll bet.

    Oil was discovered by wildcatters in 1905 but that has pretty much been used up. Glenpool is today mainly a commuter town for Tulsa. It is also in Tornado Alley.
    LOL the entire state is Tornado Alley!
    We thought of moving to Muskogee when it began to turn "hip" a few years ago but then we realized that, as bad as the weather is in Texas, it's ten times scarier in Okie-homa!

    Believe me, we used to go back and forth to Muskogee and Tulsa a LOT because of my involvement with Leon Russell. For a nanosecond I was thinking, "Wow, we could buy a grand old Victorian and spruce it up for real cheap and be close to the entire Leon ground zero", but then common sense took over, in the form of watching the twisters devastate the place right and left.

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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Wonder if it is true, would be hilarious if it was...

    Daughter of police chief in Starbucks cup scandal says he's 'absolutely a pig'

    And then there is this:

    Oklahoma Cop Accused Of Lying When He Said ‘Pig’ Was Printed On Starbucks Cups | News One

    No real verification on if it is true (and the employee did get fired)...but it does remind me of the stunt Fuerstein pulled when he made a big deal about no holiday imagery on the Starbucks cups and forcing the baristas to put "Merry Christmas" as his name to get them to say it...so it would not surprise me if this was a made up controversy and some poor part-timer got it in the neck as a result.

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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Thanks to the now-dismissed employee for my first chuckle of the day.

    There's a chance that the now-dismissed employee may be a victim of violent crime one day.

    He will no doubt be running to the "pigs" for their help. What a foolish, foolish young man!


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    This struck me as funny. But also true. My oldest son was a police officer for almost a decade. He told me the story that they responded to a domestic disturbance, and found a female who had cussed at them previously at a protest. She had called them because her boyfriend hit her. When my son went to put the cuffs on the perp the woman jumped on my son's back and started cussing again. My son said, "what did you think was going to happen? Then he arrested her, too. He said that was sweeeeet!!

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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Interesting to me was the managers response. Bring the coffee back, we'll pour it in a different cup. Management suspended (not fired) the responsible "barrister" pending investigation. What's to investigate? This is reason 628 I don't patronize Starbucks.
    Reason number one is you're too cheap....

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    Re: Oklahoma police say officer got Starbucks with ‘PIG’ on cups

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