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Date: 03/27/13 11:34 AM

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  1. Profile photo of muggyloc
    muggyloc Female 40-49
    755 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 11:36 am
    Link: The Pending Coffee - Starbucks should make this a new policy.
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    401 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 11:42 am
    nice idea but it would never work with greedy americans/businesses. people would pay for the pending item and the business would just keep the money. or people would ask for pending items all the time to get free stuff.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 11:54 am
    So people buy 12 coffees and only 6 are drinked. Now tell me who`s making out with this?
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2530 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 11:56 am
    Oh wow, this would be a beautiful way to contribute to the less fortunate...not just the homeless but those who are at risk, struggling to buy food for their kids on a single minimum wage incomes...or for the hypoglycemic who doesn`t have a snack or a wallet on hand (and who can reciprocate next time), or for the Uni student putting themselves through school etc.

    But there`s also the obvious risk that some people may take advantage of it.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2285 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 11:56 am
    I like that, I think it`s nice.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3901 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    Like everything else, it`s a good idea in theory but would never work out in the long run. People would most likely take advantage of it and ask for free sh*t even if they had a pocket full of money. Why spend your own money on something when you can spend someone else`s money on it?
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7255 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    actually- I have heard of this happening in several places, it seems to work- because of course you do not want the staff to see you are poor or mean, so to make yourself look good you buy stuff for others...
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    647 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    This is now catching up in Bulgaria too.
  9. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    Yeah, because people struggling to buy food and clothing and housing are REALLY wanting a free coffee.
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    h4krChik Female 40-49
    86 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    That is AWESOME!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14454 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    Anyone got any pending pussy?
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    481 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    "Yeah, because people struggling to buy food and clothing and housing are REALLY wanting a free coffee."
    If you are living on the street everything you can get free is welcome.

    Large supermarkets here have a free of charge coffee corner. Often you will see some homeless bumming a coffee there.

    The only problem i see with this is that there will be certain kind of people who will take advantage of this. The real homeless for whom this gift is meant will never receive a coffee because the standby coffees would be snatched away by greedy bastards.
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    Ston Male 30-39
    198 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    @TruTenrMan: You list your location as Southern US, so I guess I`ll let it slide. But in the midwest? We got 7+ inches of snow in areas. When you`re in between residences, you take what you can get, and sometimes a hot cup of coffee is going to be the only meal you get until you head back to the mission at night. If they have room.
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    Lloydrage Male 18-29
    41 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    What exactly is a "LawYEAR"?
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    5944 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    What exactly is a "LawYEAR"?

    Hey, they said "roughly translated".
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    This is some bullcrap old people post on FB or flood my inbox from AOL email accounts.

    Come-on IAB, we`re better than that. Lets have some standards.

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    Howler81 Male 30-39
    320 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    tsk tsk TruTenrMan. Where`s your Southern hospitality? We gotta represent.

    A cup of cold water or a cup of hot coffee -- either one can be welcome to someone truly in need. Being thoughtful of others -- even and perhaps especially in small ways -- is never a bad thing.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    Thumb down this post. Thumb up peakingo who nailed it.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    This would be awesome if it worked but really I think too many people would cheat the system and try to get free coffees.
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    grimlock16 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    people can`t type
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm
    Love it.
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
    601 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm
    Great story. Shotty grammar.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35660 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    As long as he gets it to go.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm
    Shotty grammar...people can`t type
    Yeah, I know. They didn`t even use proper capitalization for roughly translated.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    It`s probably more like a tab than anything else. I think it would be fine in America as needier people are already known to a store and they`d get put on a list by management. If anything it might bring in people who need help who would never ask and if they ever get back on their feet a company made a life time customer. Some companies might use it as a way to store funds so they can`t be taxed. But it might put pressure on mom and pop`s if the tab isn`t always positive and they want to maintain the good natured image.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3433 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    It`s "shoddy grammar", not "shotty".

    I wonder if this works for hookers...
  27. Profile photo of PTPete
    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    If only.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    March 28, 2013 at 8:18 am
    never heard of this. therefore FAKE
  29. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6263 posts
    March 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Oh reason not the need! Our basest beggars
    Are in the poorest thing superfluous.
    Allow not nature more than nature needs,
    Man`s life is as cheap as beast`s.
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    Adcro Male 18-29
    369 posts
    March 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    I hope that`s real, it`s lovely.
  31. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
    716 posts
    March 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    According to snopes, it`s real
  32. Profile photo of Keggar
    Keggar Male 50-59
    54 posts
    March 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    The bums would prefer this done at a bar/wine store or with the local corner drug dealer so if you really care prepay for "pending" products there. Just saying.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 9:49 am
    I hope this is real! I want to try it out.

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