Soon Starbucks will give its customers more than the jitters — the ubiquitous coffee behemoth has announced they are offering free Wi-Fi in their stores beginning July 1
. I actually thought their Wi-Fi was free this entire time, because I couldn't figure out why everyone else would hang out in a coffee shop for so long if you couldn't also smoke in that coffeeshop. But I also come from the era of high school weeknights in a small town spent hanging out for hours on end in Waffle Houses getting bottomless refills of shitty brew, ashtrays overflowing. You know, because writers write, freshman girls make lists on napkins about future potential boyfriends, and coffee and cigs go together like magic time.
Anyway, it's about time you gave us something other than great job perks, Starbucks. We're worth, like, $1.8 trillion dollars to you, if you believe in the ability to put a monetary value on that sort of thing. And regardless of whether you hate Starbucks' evil agenda or think they actually help the mom-and-pops — not to mention your feelings on coffee blends, you can't deny their convenience, and in middle Tennessee, that's more than 50 stores worth of convenience.
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