Monday, April 14, 2008
Starbucks stores introducing tiny “splash stick” to plug hole in to-go containers
If they would just inject the coffee directly, you wouldn't HAVE this problem.
Starbucks stores have "quietly" unrolled a new perk that's in direct response to a consumer request on its new social-networking customer-service site: Splash sticks. Some
moronsconsumers didn't like it when they got to-go cups and the beverage leaked out of the little hole up top that you're supposed to sip out of. So now you get the cup, the lid, and a tiny adorable plug to poke into the lid to keep all that splash activity down. All you need now are a little pair of fingers to put the plug into the lid! And then maybe a little arm to attach to the fingers. While you are at it, perhaps a torso, neck, and head, and last-but-not-least a tiny brain, just the thing for those who get irritated about liquid splashing out of the top of their to-go container.
The new splash sticks are in the shape of Starbucks' trademark mermaid, so they're totally collectible, or at least they would be if they weren't about to be manufactured en masse. Anyway, for those random naysayers who criticized MyStarbucksIdea.com as just marketeering, look who's wrong now.
Posted by T.G.