Saturday, March 05, 2005

Starbucks E Rumor

Starbucks doesn't support the war in Iraq-Fiction!

Here is a perfect of example of Internet efiction, which of course because it is controversial, will make the rounds via email. It is sad that most people do not take the second it takes to check these things out before sending it on to their entire address book.

I have had people forward me virus hoaxes (which asked you to delete needed files from your system) and all sorts of "boycot this or that" emails because they got it from someone they trust and assume it must be correct...I got this one this morning, that is why I am bitching about it. I happen to like Starbucks (have a bit of stock in them as well), and was disappointed to see this email. Fortunately for me, one Google search later and it was all cleared up...yeah!!!!

Starbucks is actually a huge supporter of the troops. One of my friends was stationed in Iraq recently, and Starbucks sent so much free coffee to them, that they had more than they could use and gave it away to other units.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

I have a friend in California who sends all that shit to me. I generally check out (urban legends site) and reply to her that it is a hoax. It annoys the crap out of me. She emailed me one about health and said she sent it 'just in case.' I reamed her out about spreading false information and she is contributing to the problem.