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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:13 PM
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Did you know you can't take photographs inside of a Starbucks?
Edited on Sat Jul-12-08 01:15 PM by arcadian
Seriously, try it. Next time you're at a Starbucks, whip out your camera and click off a couple shots. They will tell you to stop or ask you to leave or both. I was shocked when it happened to me.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:15 PM
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1. Most businesses I've seen respond like that. It's hardly a Starbucks thing. (nt)
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:18 PM
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5. I was outside of a large bank building on a public sidewalk in a metro area.
When a security guard told me I couldn't take pictures there. I told her to "fuck off".
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pennylane100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:23 PM
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8. Good for you.
Did she give a reason for her idiotic behavior.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:28 PM
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12. I'm sure some higher up had told her.
Not to let people take pictures on the property or of the building. I even saw her dial up somebody on her phone. They must have told her to let it rest. I was taking pictures of John McCain's motorcade and there were a ton of cops around anyway and they all saw me taking pictures, they didn't make an issue out of it.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:16 PM
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2. You mean like this?



:D



I'll get more today if you like
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:17 PM
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4. Wow that looks just like the Starbucks in my neighborhood!!!???
Spooky!
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:21 PM
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7. That's a great shot!
The composition and lighting is wonderful. Maybe you could sell it back to Starbucks. :rofl:
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 03:45 PM
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19. looks quite like a Beaners to me
oh excuse me, I guess I should be politically correct and say Big B's lest I offend.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 04:05 PM
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20. What'd you do to all the people??
:D I really love that shot.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:16 PM
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3. I'd try it, but it would require actually going into a Starbucks...
....eeeeewwww!

I prefer the few independently owned coffee houses available, that haven't been driven out of business by Starbucks.

:hi:
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:20 PM
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6. Are you trying to steal their soul??
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:24 PM
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9. LOL! You jest, but there is truth in that.
Their soul is the brand, if I "take" the brand without their permission, then they view it as stealing.
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:24 PM
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10. At the one near me they have a wall full of employee and customer photos
Taken in the shop. :shrug:
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:26 PM
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11. I know you can't do it in our Town. We don't have a Starbucks.
They applied for a permit and we jammed the Town Hall.

Turned them away.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:29 PM
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13. Good. Starbucks destroys local businesses and the local viewshed.
n/t
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:32 PM
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14. Very few retail establishments will permit it. nt
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:34 PM
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15. Why all the hate on Starbucks?
My daughter manages one. Good job, good benefits.

If you don't like it, don't go there. Sheesh.

Hell, I don't even drink coffee.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:34 PM
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16. Mention union and they will throw your ass out

Guaranteed!

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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:37 PM
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17. Try taking a picture of a Chinese herb shop
When I was in Hong Kong, I noticed some gigantic ginseng roots in frames at the top of an herb shop. The biggest ginseng roots I've ever seen and each one was in its own case that looked like a picture frame. I guess they were for sale. I wasn't even inside the shop, I was standing outside in front of the shop, and lifted my camera up to take a picture of them. A man ran out yelling at me not to take the picture. Apparently they believe if you take a picture of those, it steals away the potency of them, or scares away the spirits in them or something. I thought this was pretty weird.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 03:27 PM
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18. I saw a sign at a Burger King that said the same thing
I wonder if they still do birthday parties there and if they try and enforce it then.

It's happening everywhere and it's not about security. It's about avoiding a visual record of health, safety and labor law violations.



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